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Groups Urge UN to Address Situation in Cambodia

A group of 12 international and local human rights organizations sent a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday urging it to support a resolution addressing “the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia.”

August 22, 2015

Senator Still on Run as Rainsy Set to Return

Opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour, whose arrest was ordered in a speech by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday, remained on the run Friday with the Interior Ministry calling on the public to provide information about his whereabouts.

August 15, 2015

New US Ambassador Confirmed by Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed William Heidt, a career diplomat, as the country’s next ambassador to Cambodia, the U.S. Embassy said Thursday.

August 7, 2015

Gov’t Defiant as NGO Law Moves to Council

The government has remained steadfast in the face of domestic and international criticism as the controversial draft NGO law, already passed by the National Assembly and Senate, moved this week to the Constitutional Council, the final step before it is signed into law by King Norodom Sihamoni.

July 31, 2015

Gov’t: Foreigners Banned From Protesting

Foreigners who join protests against the government will now be subject to arrest and deportation, Phnom Penh’s governor and the government’s spokesman said yesterday, in the latest effort by the CPP to curb outside influence in the country’s political affairs.

July 18, 2015

EU Adopts Resolution Against NGO Law

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday calling on the Cambodian government to cancel a draft law that would strictly regulate NGOs and associations in the country, warning that its passage could cost Cambodia up to $700 million in development aid.

July 11, 2015

Agriculture Firm Fraud Case Draws to a Close

Cambodian-American businessman Richer San, one of four men accused of defrauding a Phnom Penh dentist of $1 million, sat alone at the stand in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday as lawyers delivered their closing arguments.

July 4, 2015

Sok An to Respond to Summons in Writing Only

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An will respond to a summons to appear before the National Assembly in writing rather than in person, a spokesman said Wednesday, with an opposition lawmaker saying the move could prompt a bid to impeach Mr. An.

July 2, 2015

Opposition Chief Whip Calls Sok An to National Assembly

CNRP chief whip Son Chhay has written to Prime Minister Hun Sen asking that Deputy Prime Minister Sok An be summoned to the Na­tional Assembly to answer questions over a recent directive regarding corruption probes and the government’s airport contracts with French company Vinci.

June 27, 2015

Ambassador Nominee Says US to Prioritize Fair Elections

The nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Cambodia told the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee this week that fair elections would be his priority, while a Cambodian government spokesman said he hoped the new ambassador would repair “bad” diplomatic relations between the countries.

June 25, 2015
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