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Swedish Parliamentarian Visits Opposition Leader in Cambodia

The Cambodian government will have to enact substantial political reforms if it wants to retain a preferential trade agreement with the European Union, a Swedish lawmaker has warned. Under the agreement, known as Everything But Arms, Cambodia can export goods to the EU duty free, but that arrangement is contingent on the nation complying with international conventions regarding human and labor rights.

Cambodian Court Orders Testimony in Kem Sokha Trial From ‘Witness’ Who Never Spoke With...

A court in Cambodia’s capital on Wednesday issued a summons requesting that a former elected official with the country’s banned opposition in Banteay Meanchey province give testimony next week at the treason trial of his party’s president, Kem Sokha, despite never having spoken with him.

OIC chief praises Cambodia for religious tolerance

The Cambodian government has enacted a legal provision requiring prayer halls in all public hospitals, and Muslim women students are free to wear religious headscarves at school if they choose.

Analysis: Observers Expect Political Quagmire to Drag On in 2020

Sok Touch, an outspoken academic, says fixing the country’s politics is easy: The E.U. should just back off from its threat to ax Cambodia’s access to duty-free trade with the European bloc.

Get-together marks 41st anniversary of victory over genocidal regime in Cambodia

The 41st anniversary of the victory over the Pol Pot genocidal regime in Cambodia was marked at a get-together in Ho Chi Minh City on January 7.

Cambodian PM hails peace, stability, rapid development under CPP’s leadership

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Tuesday hailed peace, political stability and rapid development under the leadership of his ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and vowed to maintain them for a prosperous Cambodia.

Hun Sen Denies Cambodia’s Democracy Needs Restoring, As EBA Decision Looms

Hun Sen disputed “western” justifications to restore what he claimed to be a functioning democracy.

Eyes on Cambodia for 13th Asem summit

With more than 50 international leaders set to convene in the capital on November 16 and 17 for the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem), this year is set to be another critical period for Cambodia.

Vietnam, Cambodia exchange experiences in religious affairs

A conference was held by the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults in the Mekong River Delta province of An Giang on January 7, aiming to share their experiences in religious affairs.

The Longest Failed Regime in the World

Hun Sen's reign was never supposed to last this long.

Leaders extend sympathies over Cambodia building collapse

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 6 sent sympathies to his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen over the recent collapse of an under-construction building in Cambodia’s Kep province, which claimed many lives.

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Naval Patrols in the Headlines with Review Meeting

Late last month, Vietnam and Cambodia held a review meeting to evaluate the state of joint naval patrols that they had been conducting.

Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh seeks Cambodia’s support

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has laid emphasis on a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis as Bangladesh seeks Cambodia’s support for early repatriation of the forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh.

Gardner and Markey Introduce Cambodia Democracy Act

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, introduced S. 3081, the Cambodia Democracy Act, in response to the deteriorating human rights and democracy situation in Cambodia.

Former CNRP Lawmakers Announce New ‘Love’ Party

Two former CNRP lawmakers on Thursday announced a new political party, the Cambodia Nation Love Party, prompting accusations that they were acting in the ruling party’s interests.

Former CNRP Members Form New Party, Third Since Its Dissolution

Since the CNRP was dissolved, three new parties have been formed by its former members or their family members. They are the Khmer Will Party, Khmer Conservatism Party and now the Cambodian Nation Love Party.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Using ‘Thank You Peace’ Campaign to Divert Attention From Abuses:...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s new “Thank You Peace” slogan campaign is a sleight of hand trick meant to “divert public attention” from his abuse of power and the constitution to further his personal interests, a political analyst said Thursday.

Hun Sen branded him a traitor. He fled the country but thugs found him

Walking out of a convenience store in suburban Bangkok one evening, Chamroeun Suon nearly became the latest in a long line of south-east Asian refugees, activists and journalists to disappear in Thailand.

Hun Sen’s grand plan to hand power to his son

Cambodian leader expected to overcome opposition threat, restore US ties and start dynastic transition in 2020.

Cambodia’s Top Cop Lauds Crackdown on Opposition in New Year Message

Cambodia’s National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday marked the end of 2019 with a New Year’s message lauding his subordinates for their work cracking down on members of the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).


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