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JIOG Avoids Speaking of ‘Free, Fair’

But Poll Can Be ‘Broadly Representative’ of Nation Despite violence and intimidation of voters, Sunday’s elections can be “broadly representative” of the people’s will if...

Kompong Speu Village Silent on Election

spean tau village, Kompong Speu province - Residents here said Thursday that they have no idea what party will get the most votes from...

Thousands Cheer at B’Bang CPP Rally

tmar kol town, Battambang province - The helicopter hovered above the 30,000-strong crowd.  Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng waved from the sky to the mass...

Marchers’ Platform Is Peace

His shaven head glistening with sweat as he squinted under the shade of a placard, Chum Sophal had been walking for seven hours by...

Int’l Rights Groups Denounce Violence Violence

Two international human rights groups Friday condemned the violence and intimidation leading up to Sunday’s poll, and one of them warned of retribution once...

Sihanoukville Candidate Runs Into Old Friends, Foes

sihanoukville - In a small town like Sihanoukville, it’s hard for candidates to avoid each other. At breakfast Friday, no sooner had Minister of Industry...

Rainsy Fears CPP Fraud

kompong cham town - Sam Rainsy said early Friday that na­tio­nal and international observers will be unable to prevent widespread voting fraud in favor...

Prince Rules Out Job in Hun Sen-Headed Gov’t

sihanoukville - Prince Norodom Ranariddh said Friday he would not accept any government post in a CPP-Funcinpec ruling coalition led by Hun Sen.  “With Hun...

Ballot-Box Fears Bring Back Memories of 1993

After surprisingly peaceful polling days in 1993, scattered violence and intimidation erupted as the CPP refused to recognize the results.  With just two days to...

By Kay Johnson the cambodia daily

After a month of kilometer-long truck convoys, blaring loudspeakers and thousands of posters tacked up on tree trunks, the 1998 campaign season ends today...

Key Election Groups Get NEC Priority

But Nat’l Observers Still Being Added The National Election Com­mittee issued a formal order Thursday to give priority to Cam­bodian election observers from the three...

Look Online for Cambodia

Where would you look to find the riel-dollar exchange rate for the last year? How would you find statistics on inflation in Cambo­dia? Who...

Bank to Open Early Next Year

The British-based bank Stan­dard Chartered should have a full-service branch open by early next year, the bank announced Wed­nesday.  “We view the present economic downturn...

Cambodian Receives Leadership Award

Nuon Phaly, a one-time re­fugee who set up an aid center on the Thai border, has been named the recipient of a prestigious Philippine...

CPP Officials Lobby US Leaders in Washington

Three CPP-aligned government officials met with a group from the US Congress and State Department last week, in an apparent move to lobby their...

CPP Still Dominates Media

CPP officials still dominate the news on private airwaves, outnumbering other parties nearly 18 to 1 on news coverage, according to new UN report.  The report,...

Princess Runs Campaign in Siem Reap

siem reap- All morning, Princess Norodom Vacheara was praying for rain while visiting Buddhist pagodas.  In drought-afflicted Siem Reap province, where she is campaigning for...

Prince Pops In on Morning Market Crowd

Well-wishers mobbed deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh during an im­promptu visit to Phsar Thmei on Thursday morning.  “I just want to touch his...

Road Clear for Royalist Rally in K Cham

kompong cham town - Sitting talking to party workers studiously stringing together Funcinpec flags for today’s final campaign rally, Pao Vicheaka’s low voice was...

PM Vows to Take 50 Seats

To chants of “50 seats, 50 seats,” First Prime Minister Ung Huot greeted several thousand boisterous sign-waving Reastr Niyum supporters at a Thursday morning...

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Monitoring of Cambodia vs. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin

In mid-2019, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights monitored the criminal trial of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin in Cambodia as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.