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Cambodia’s new law could relax politician ban

Cambodia's parliament has passed legislation that could pave the way for lifting a ban on political activity by opposition politicians.

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban

Self-exiled co-founder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban

Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians.

Cambodia allows banned politicians to seek lifting of curbs

Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday (Dec 13) amended the law to let banned politicians petition the government for a return to politics, which could see restraints lifted for more than 100 members of the main opposition party, dissolved last year.

What’s Next for the Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute?

Both sides continue to try to resolve a thorny issue in their bilateral relationship.

Free World Not Fall for Hun Sen’s Nonsense, Says Yoho

Congressman Ted Yoho, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, said he would reintroduce Cambodia Democracy Act in January next year if the Senate fails to pass it by the end of 2018.

Curbing Asia’s Corrupt Governments

Representatives of civil society organizations from nine ASEAN nations have been meeting for the past two days in Bangkok, seeking ways to fast-track implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in what has to seem like an uphill struggle.

Cambodia’s Opposition Begins to Crack

After 2018’s election, Cambodia’s once united opposition veers toward a split.

Cambodia to amend law to allow banned politicians to re-enter politics: PM

Cambodia's National Assembly will hold its plenary session on Thursday (Dec. 13) to amend a law to clear the way for banned opposition politicians to re-enter politics, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday.

Hun Sen’s violent obsessions finally unmasked

The ink had barely dried on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal‘s verdict against Pol Pot’s former henchmen when Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, shockingly revealed his “regret” over not killing his opponents.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen concludes official trip to Vietnam

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen concluded his official visit to Vietnam from December 6 to 8 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Hun Sen pressured to reverse ban on opposition politicians

Cambodia mulls concessions to avert harsh EU sanctions.

Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule

The Cambodian government’s revocation of a repressive regulation on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should jump-start genuine efforts to repeal all laws that restrict basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election deemed by the international community as illegitimate, his message to the gathered dignitaries was one of fire and fury.

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia’s Totalitarian Shift

Europe must hold firm on plans to suspend Cambodia from the the EBA trade initiative.

Cambodian Court’s Appeals Review a ‘Ploy’ to Weaken Political Opposition

Observers call the move an attempt to divide exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy and former party chief Kem Sokha, now detained in Cambodia.

Cambodia Forms Group to Settle Lawsuits Against Unionists

The move comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an appeal to unionists who are the subject of outstanding legal proceedings to provide the labor ministry with information about their cases to speed up their resolution.

Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”.

Cambodia Eases Pressure on Opposition, Media after EU Sanctions Threat

Cambodia's parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians’ rights

Cambodia's parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's government is touting as a step "to strengthen democracy and political space."

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UN Security Council to meet on Friday over Myanmar crisis

Cambodia’s Asean envoy to Myanmar, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, will attend the closed-door talks along with UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer. The minister is expected to report on the controversial visit to Myanmar in early January by Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen.