A leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party jailed for 18 months for bouncing checks

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s political opposition was convicted and sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for issuing worthless checks four years ago, in a case that his party has called politically motivated.

Cambodia’s Political Transition

In this episode, Dr William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, and Dr Jayant Menon, Senior Fellow at ISEAS, talk to Prof Sophal Ear, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, about the political transition in Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Thin-Skinned Princelings Are Forcing Newspapers Out Of The Country. It Isn’t All Bad.

Given the perils of producing meaningful journalism within Cambodia, the future of the country’s media might well lie abroad.

Cambodian Ministry Threatens Independent Media Outlet With Closure

The Ministry of Agriculture says that CambojaNews could go the way of VOD, a bilingual news site that was shut down in February.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen: The Tiger That Rules the Mountain

The author of a new book on Cambodia reflects on the long career of the former PM and international attempt to foster democracy in a conflict-torn nation.

How Small States Navigate U.S.-China Rivalry: The Case of Cambodia

Amid major power competition, Cambodia is preserving its strategic autonomy through ‘smart and flexible diplomacy.’

HRW urges Cambodia to ‘fully’ investigate brutal attack on dissident, his wife

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Cambodia to “fully” probe a “brutal” assault of a dissident and his wife and said it tested the new government’s “willingness to investigate and appropriately prosecute those responsible for abuses against its critics.”

China, Cambodia pledge stronger ties as Xi Jinping welcomes new PM Hun Manet to Beijing

Beijing and Phnom Penh promise further cooperation in law enforcement, security and industry.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet visits country’s close ally China on his 1st official trip abroad

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived in Beijing on Thursday on his first official trip abroad since taking office last month. The visit demonstrates his country’s warm relations with China, Cambodia’s closest political and economic ally.

Hun Manet received ‘warm congratulations’ from Anthony Albanese, but critics have condemned his inherited power

Members of the Cambodian diaspora in Australia have expressed shock and outrage at a letter from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese offering his "warm congratulations" to new leader Hun Manet.

Hun Sen’s Successor Must Keep Up His Chess Game

The son of Cambodia’s long-serving prime minister will face challenges to his leadership from powerful political families.

New Cambodian PM Hun Manet to visit China and meet President Xi Jinping this week during 65th anniversary of ties

Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing looks to chart a course for the next stage of cooperation between the two nations.

In Search of Hun Manet’s Bristol University PhD Thesis

In 2009, Cambodia’s new prime minister was awarded a doctorate in economics – but it is nearly impossible to access his thesis.

Cambodian PM to visit China, meet Xi this week: Beijing

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet will visit China this week and meet President Xi Jinping, Beijing’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

Hun Sen’s seemingly seamless succession in Cambodia

Long-ruling leader has handed power to his son with barely a peep of internal and mainly ineffectual external dissent.

Taiwan protests Cambodia’s acceptance of ‘one China’ principle

Taiwan foreign ministry urges Cambodia to focus on advancing bilateral ties.

The West’s impact on the future of Cambodia’s democracy

As one of the youngest democratic and developing countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s democratic transition has been impeded by weak political institutions and a lack of a genuine opposition party.

Can competitive elections come back to Cambodia?

On 26 July 2023, just days after the general election, Cambodian strongman Hun Sen announced that he would step down and his son, Hun Manet, would succeed him.

Hun Sen’s son aims to make Cambodia high-income country by 2050

New Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet on Monday laid out his vision to lift the Southeast Asian country into the high-income category by 2050, in his first public remarks at an international forum since taking office.

Cambodian ex-leader Hun Sen back on Facebook after long-running row

Cambodia's ex-leader Hun Sen returned to Facebook on Sunday, claiming the social media giant had "rendered justice" to him by refusing to suspend his account after he posted violent threats on the platform.