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UN must declare Cambodia’s authoritarianism illegal

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been met recently with a wave of protests by Cambodia’s diaspora communities living abroad, urging the international community to condemn his government as fake and illegal.

EU tariffs threaten to flatten Cambodia

EU's punitive trade response to premier Hun Sen's rigged election and retreat on rights could devastate the nation's crucial export-oriented garment industry.

Cambodia ‘pardons’ Australian filmmaker as ploy to legitimize Hun Sen

In the lead-up to his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen once again employed a familiar strategy to appease the international community.

International law perspective on protection of human rights in Cambodia

History was created by the European Parliament on September 13. For the time since the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission known as UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia), the Parliament passed a 13-point resolution aimed at according tougher actions against Cambodia and its rulers similar to those imposed by the US government.

Keisuke Honda to coach Cambodia, and play for Melbourne

Japanese football star has taken on two challenges at the end of his career, as a marquee player for Melbourne Victory and coach of the Cambodian national team, which means he could be the world's first long-distance coach.

To be down, out and in debt in Cambodia

The transition from a subsistence to consumer economy has resulted in rising household debts, growing inequality and waves of outward migration.

Cambodia’s democracy and James Ricketson’s fate a fait accompli

The jailing by Cambodia of James Ricketson, an Australian documentary film producer, for “espionage” was predictable. Shamefully, Australia did little to save him, a fact that hardly points to that country as a leader in the Pacific region.

A show trial of justice in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's conviction and jailing on bogus espionage charges is as shameful to Canberra as it is to Phnom Penh.

UN demonstrates double standard on Cambodia vs Myanmar

UN-appointed three-member panel has just released a report recommending that Myanmar generals identified by a year-long fact-finding mission into the Rohingya tragedy be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

Hun Sen’s power grab guided by Cambodian history

Leader's lurch to one-party rule may take some inspiration from China's example, but the more apt comparison is to ex-King Norodom Sihanouk's 'golden age' strongman era.

Cambodia’s small parties aim for an electoral surprise

The 19 parties contesting the ruling CPP are obscure, unproven and under fire as 'puppet parties' but are running largely on progressive platforms.

Unresolved killing casts a shadow over Cambodia

Two year anniversary of assassinated pro-democracy activist Kem Ley underscores a climate of impunity and intimidation ahead of this month's polls.

Clean fingers could stain Cambodia’s election

Dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party has launched a 'clean finger' boycott campaign to undermine the credibility of this month's polls.

Cambodia elections headed for a rigged one-horse race

With the only viable opposition party dissolved, few expect remaining parties vying for votes to challenge the long-ruling Cambodia People's Party

What next, as crypto-currencies enter Cambodian casinos

The warning that unlicensed crypto-currencies are illegal in Cambodia brings no surprises, but will the country cope if gaming and crypto merge?

Is Cambodia moving towards a one-party military state?

In recent weeks senior military figures have resigned from their posts to run in the July 29 national elections, a move seen to tighten Hun Sen's grip.

A Chinese colony takes shape in Cambodia

While Prime Minister Hun Sen often portrays himself as sole protector of Cambodia’s sovereignty, China is at work building a port, airport and virtual city on 45,000 hectares of Cambodian land with the premier’s express permission.

Monarchy stuck in middle of Cambodia’s conflict

Fears that Cambodia’s new lese majeste law would be used by the government as a weapon against political opponents appears to have come to fruition with the first charges filed against supporters of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Lifting the veil on Cambodia’s new media baron

The Phnom Penh Post newspaper has been sold to a Malaysian buyer who goes by various names. After some days of confusion, he announced he was Sivakumar S Ganapathy, despite the fact that a press release on the sale of the Post by former Australian owner Bill Clough named him as Sivakumar G (Siva).

Injustice continues: Cambodian court extends detention of two journalists (Opinion)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017.