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King Says No to Amnesty Without Approval of PMs

A Japanese-brokered plan to bring back deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ran­a­riddh ran into yet another obstacle over the weekend, as King Norodom...

Resistance Troops Could Determine Prince’s Place in Election

Hopes are dimming that the Japanese-brokered peace plan can bring about a lasting truce in the northwest unless concrete resolutions can be reached over...

Son Sann to Resign BLDP Presidency Saturday

Son Sann will officially offer his resignation from the presidency of his faction of the BLDP at a congress Saturday, but his wing of...

Son Sann Returns on Quest For National Reconciliation

Veteran politician Son Sann, one of the most respected figures in recent Cambodian history, returned to a warm welcome Wednesday after almost a year...

UN May Help Mediate Enduring Cease-Fire

A visiting UN envoy offered help to bring about a permanent cease-fire between the warring government and resistance factions in Cambodia’s northwest, First Prime...

‘Illegal’ Name Change Order Labeled a Blessing by Rainsy

Khmer Nation Party President Sam Rainsy said Thursday that a government action forcing him to change his party’s name was “a blessing in disguise.”...

‘Illegal’ Name Change Order Labeled a Blessing by Rainsy

Khmer Nation Party President Sam Rainsy said Thursday that a government action forcing him to change his party’s name was “a blessing in disguise.”...

Ranariddh Sentenced to Five Years

Deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison Wednesday by the Phnom Penh Military Court. He...

Poll Results Show People Want Prince to Run

More than 75 percent of people surveyed by a French-Cambodian research institute here said they want deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh to...

Observers View First Trial As Mere Procedural Step

The trial of deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh on charges of illegally importing weapons is set to go ahead Wednesday, with few...

PM Defends Pailin Aid in Written Retort

First Prime Minister Ung Huot’s office has responded testily to criticism by royal confidante and satirist Ruom Ritt over the premier’s donation to form­­er...

Assembly Won’t Vote on Punishing Son Soubert

The case of National Assembly Second Vice President Son Soubert will not be decided by parliamentary vote, the Assembly’s acting president said Sunday. Loy...

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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