Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has received a warrant to arrest acting president of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy upon entering the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday, daring the opposition chief to honor his pledge to return from self-imposed exile.
The opposition was accused of conspiring with foreign countries to overthrow the government and was dissolved by the court.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen's visit to China concluded with fruitful results for bilateral ties and cooperation, officials and analysts said here on Thursday.
A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he were to return to Cambodia.
Democracy, human rights and the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences were discussed in a meeting in Belgium on Monday between Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Prak Sokhonn, his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom.
The permanent committee of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) held a meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the US on Monday to prepare for the return of “acting president” Sam Rainsy to Cambodia.
The protesters demanded the release of jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha and the reinstatement of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Populism grows when governments fail to engage with the “middle people,” the former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, told an audience in Cambodia recently.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has begun a four-day visit to China amidst cooling relations with Brussels.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday took aim at some politicians and media outlets for using the terms “Phnom Penh regime” and “Hun Sen regime” instead of the official title “Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia”.
The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP’s former president Sam Rainsy and has been labeled a “terrorist” movement by the Cambodian government.
A senior Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) member, released from prison last year, will join pro-democracy demonstrations in Washington this weekend and discuss his detainment at the hands of the Cambodian government with U.S. lawmakers, he told RFA’s Khmer Service on Friday.
A senior Ministry of National Defense official said the Tuesday meeting between the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H Felter and General Neang Phat had helped strengthen relations between the two countries’ militaries.
On January 9, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that diplomatic passports issued to foreign nationals should be collected and reviewed.
Cambodia’s Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday arrested a member of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party after he posted a Facebook message saying the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice, sources in the country said.
A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Wednesday became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted.
The EU has also begun a process to remove trade preferences from Cambodia under the “Everything But Arms” scheme, which Cambodia saves almost $700 million annually in tariffs.
Cambodian politicians should move beyond their arguments over history and find common ground to move Cambodia forward.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia.
For former members of the CNRP, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.