Japan concerned over Cambodia naval base modernizing with Chinese aid

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi voiced concern Tuesday over the recent modernizing of a Cambodian naval base with Chinese aid, during a meeting with his Cambodian counterpart.

Cambodia Political Repression Deepens

Mass convictions, farcical commune elections highlight continuing democratic backslide.

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha’s Divorce of Necessity in Cambodia

The split between the country’s two most prominent opposition leaders has been five years in the making.

Unpacking Cambodia’s 2022 Defence White Paper

Cambodia’s 2022 Defence White Paper reiterates longstanding priorities of border security, counterterrorism and domestic stability like its predecessors, but contains an unprecedented focus on cyber defence and ambitious modernisation goals.

Cambodia Rejects Calls to Bar Myanmar Junta Minister From ASEAN Meeting

Cambodia has ignored an appeal by Myanmar-based as well as regional and international civil society organizations not to invite the Myanmar regime’s defense minister, who is responsible for the junta’s atrocities against civilians, to the upcoming ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting.

China denies building naval bases but fear of its military reach grows

Beijing is assembling a network of overseas port facilities to protect its global interests.

Should the U.S. Be Worried About a Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia?

There are legitimate grounds to believe that a Chinese base in Cambodia is not all that detrimental to American interests in the Indo-Pacific.

Japan’s defense chief to hold talks with ASEAN in Cambodia

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Friday he will hold a meeting of defense ministers with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next week...

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Sues Opposition Politician Over Election Criticism

Son Chhay, the vice president of the Candlelight Party, has been accused of “seriously damaging” the reputation of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

US: Mass Conviction Is Latest ‘Alarming’ Action by Cambodia

The United States expressed concern Wednesday over Cambodia's recent mass conviction of opposition figures including an outspoken Cambodian-American activist, warning it represents part of an "alarming pattern" of actions that undermine democracy.

Cambodia convicts opposition figures in mass trial (video)

A court in Phnom Penh has jailed dozens of Cambodian opposition figures. US-Cambodian lawyer Theary Seng and other government critics have been sentenced to years in prison on charges of treason and incitement.

Cambodian ruling party sues politician for criticizing vote

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party has sued the vice president of the opposition Candlelight Party for $1 million in compensation for comments he made in an online interview alleging that this month’s local elections were unfair, a spokesman for the governing party said.

Cambodian court convicts lawyer, dozens of others of treason

A Cambodian-American lawyer and dozens of members of a now-dissolved opposition party were convicted of treason Tuesday in a trial that is part of efforts to tame opposition to the long-running rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia’s Local Elections Have Ended Hun Sen’s One-Party System

Despite another victory for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, an old opposition party has pried back open the political space.

Hun Sen Stands in the Way of His Own Succession Plan

Cambodia’s prime minister has outmaneuvered political opponents and groomed his oldest son for power, but does he know when to walk away?

Is China building a military base in Cambodia?

China's funding of the redevelopment of a Cambodian naval base is raising concerns about its military footprint in the South China Sea. But analysts say the project remains small.

Cambodia risks ‘consequences’ if China uses naval base

U.S. State Department adviser Chollet stresses partnerships on South China Sea.

Cambodia prominent lawyer’s treason conviction ‘a sham’

A Cambodian court has convicted a prominent lawyer of treason.

Cambodian court jails American lawyer, dozens of others on treason charge (video)

A Cambodian court ordered jail sentences on June 14 for about 60 opposition figures including Cambodian-American lawyer Theary Seng for conspiring to commit treason.

Prominent lawyer among dozens jailed for treason in Cambodia

Theary Seng receives six-year sentence in ongoing mass trial of government critics in Phnom Penh.


Cambodia’s e-com sector seeks clear, regionally uniform regulations

Cambodia’s rising e-commerce sector requires clear definition of laws and regulations by regulators addressing concerns of market uncertainties while maintaining regional uniformity, according to stakeholders.