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UN envoy urges Cambodia to let opposition stand in election

A UN human rights envoy urged Cambodia yesterday to drop a ban on the country’s main opposition party so it can take part in a July general election.

Cambodian premier calls protesters ‘dogs’ for burning his effigy in Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, denounced protesters in Australia, calling them “dogs” for burning his effigy, days after threatening to beat them up.

Cambodia slams Germany for suspending preferential visas for its officials

Cambodia has lashed out at Germany for suspending preferential visas for private travel by Cambodian government officials, following the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha and the dissolution of the main opposition party.

Cambodian premier leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian premier Hun Sen led a huge rally on Sunday marking the anniversary of the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, seizing the opportunity to burnish his image as saviour of the nation.

Cambodian court orders exiled ex-opposition leader to pay $1m for defamation

A Cambodian court on Friday ordered exiled ex-opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, to pay $1 million in compensation to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, in a defamation case.

China to support for Cambodia election after EU, US withdraw

China will provide equipment for Cambodia’s 2018 election, including ballot boxes and booths, an official said on Thursday, the first such pledge from abroad since the European Union and the United States withdrew their support.

Cambodian premier suggests ‘death’ for protesting opposition leaders

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition leaders Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy would have been killed if he had known they were calling on supporters to “prepare for a new government” during post-election protests in 2013.

US vows ‘concrete steps’ against Cambodia

The United States vowed to take “concrete steps” against Cambodia on Friday, following a Supreme Court decision to disband the main opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces return to politics

Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday announced his return to politics after having resigned as head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) earlier this year.

Prepare coffins if you want to overthrow my govt – Cambodian PM Hun Sen...

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen on Monday told the opposition to prepare coffins for themselves if they want to overthrow his legitimate government.

Half of Cambodia’s opposition have fled country in crackdown

Nearly half of Cambodia’s opposition parliamentarians have fled abroad in the past month to escape a government crackdown that has battered their party with legal cases, a member of parliament said on Wednesday (Oct 4).

Cambodian opposition MPs flee from crackdown

Half of Cambodia's opposition members of parliament have fled the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government after allegations of a US-backed coup attempt.

Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason, espionage

A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason and espionage over an alleged conspiracy with unnamed foreigners, as strongman premier Hun Sen intensifies his assault on his political enemies.

Senior Cambodian politician charged over old drug bust

A longtime ally of Cambodian premier Hun Sen has been charged for alleged links to a drug gang busted 10 years ago, a court said Sunday, as political manoeuvres increase ahead of key elections next year.


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