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Ministry Urges Local Authorities to Speed Up Voters’ Identity Documentation

Cambodia’s interior ministry has called on local authorities in the country to make a bigger effort to disseminate identity documents ahead of next week’s general election.

Cambodian tycoons set for victory in controversial poll, claims rights group

Cambodia’s tycoons are set to be big winners in a controversial election at the end of July, a new report by a leading human rights group has claimed, while calling for sanctions against the country’s business elite for allegedly eroding democracy.

UN Expert Decries Voter Intimidation in Lead-up to Cambodia Election

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur to Cambodia Rhona Smith on Friday expressed concern over reports of voter intimidation in the lead up to a general election this month that has been widely derided as unfree and unfair amid an ongoing political crackdown in the country.

Lessons in Resistance: Defying repression and impunity in Cambodia

Cambodia will hold its sixth general election on 29 July – despite the dissolution of the main opposition party and amid concerns of a...

Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday.

Year Zero nostalgia in Cambodia – An Irishwoman’s Diary on the long shadow of...

If, on your travels, you ever ruled out the possibility of asking someone, in earnest, the Pythonesque question: “What did the Khmer Rouge ever do for you?” you might consider the frontier town of Anlong Veng in northern Cambodia. Locals there will answer in echoing tones of Monty Python, and equally in earnest: water, irrigation, roads, bridges, a school, a hospital.

VOA Khmer Interview: Global Witness Urges US Sanctions on Four Cambodian Tycoons

Global Witness is launching a campaign that exposes Prime Minister Hun Sen associates who have played a key role in controlling Cambodian politics and its economy in their favor.

Cambodian Government Latest To Stifle Press With ‘Fake News’ Legislation

More "fake news" legislation is on the way.

The Japan-China rivalry is playing out in Cambodia’s election

Japan's support of Cambodia's general election is viewed as a strategic maneuver to counter Chinese influence in the developing state.

Behind Cambodia’s electoral silence

Everyone in Phnom Penh remembers the last general elections. The excitement, the mass rallies, the protests, the promises of change and the frenetic activity on social media, which gained unexpected, unprecedented momentum, as often happens in this part of the world. Perhaps that is why the silence now, in the run-up to 29 July elections, feels all the more acute.

Cambodian PM calls for vigilance as floods hit parts of Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Thursday called on authorities to pay high attention to evacuate people as floods have hit six provinces in the country.

Chinese Ambassador: EU Should Not Mix Politics,Trade in Cambodia

China’s Ambassador in Phnom Penh says the European Union should not mix politics with trade as it mulls withdrawing Cambodia’s vital preferential single market access in response to the country’s autocratic backslide.

What lies ahead for Cambodia after its next election?

Cambodia’s upcoming general election on 29 July looks set to be its most controversial since its first national election in 1993. In late 2017, the main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved and 118 of its senior members were banned from politics based on what the ruling government deemed to be threats to peace and stability.

More Than 160,000 Election Observers to Oversee Poll: NEC

The National Election Committee (NEC) increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 50,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.

Cambodian Rights Group Hacked Amid Concerns Over China-Linked Cyber Espionage Group

A local rights group in Cambodia said Thursday that it had fallen victim to a hacking attack a week after a U.S. cybersecurity firm announced that an espionage group believed linked to China’s government had targeted a number of stakeholders in a hacking operation ahead of an election later this month.

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy

Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday.