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Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

Up to 50 Chinese nationals have been detained in Cambodia as part of a crackdown on prostitution rings in Sihanoukville province, a Chinese investment hub, the provincial governor said on Tuesday.

Cambodia premier deplores opposition election boycott, challenges critics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday lashed out at an election boycott by the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

Cambodian PM hails ‘free, fair’ elections despite criticism

Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen on Tuesday hailed this week’s elections as “free, fair and just” after a controversial vote with no viable opposition drew criticism from Washington and the European Union.
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EU: Cambodia vote ‘lacks credibility’

The European Union on Monday said elections in Cambodia that handed strongman Hun Sen full control of parliament lacked credibility and did not reflect the will of the people.

Cambodian premier’s party claims election victory

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Monday said it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair.

Cambodia premier calls for arrest of rumourmongers

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that authorities should arrest those behind online rumours stating that some of the indelible ink to be used in July 29 elections would fatally poison voters.
Lt Gen Hun Manet at a military exercise. KT-Chor Sokunthea

Cambodian premier’s son gets military roles amid human rights concerns

The son of Cambodia's long-serving leader was promoted to two senior military posts on Saturday as his father looks to tighten his family's grip on the country's leadership.

Cambodian newspaper editor sacked over article

Several senior staff at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post have resigned after the publication's new owner fired the editor-in-chief and demanded a story be retracted, prompting further fears over eroding press freedom in the country.

Four Cambodian journalists resign over censorship

At least four journalists from Cambodia’s English-language Post resigned while the Editor-in-Chief was fired on Monday.

US sacks 32 embassy workers for allegedly sharing pornography

The US embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Cambodia invites foreign observers to monitor July election

Cambodia on Wednesday invited foreign observers to monitor a July general election, as required by law, which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the main opposition party was disbanded.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘unwell’, scraps Australia public appearance

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was "not feeling well", the event's organisers said.

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.

Woman sentenced to jail over Facebook comments

A Phnom Penh court on Friday sentenced a woman to one year in jail for Facebook comments in which she accused Cambodian Prime Minster, Hun Sen, of masterminding the murder of government critic, Kem Ley.

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.

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.

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