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On Anniversary of KR Victory, Sam Rainsy Touts Peace

At a ceremony marking 40 years since the Khmer Rouge seized Phnom Penh and began their bloody rule of Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Friday that he and Prime Minister Hun Sen had, for the time being, ended the country’s long history of conflict.

April 18, 2015

Cambodia to Face Japan, Syria in World Cup Qualifier

After beating Macau last month in the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Cambodia was on Tuesday placed in a pool with Japan, Syria, Afghanistan and Singapore as one of 40 teams vying for 12 spots in the final tournament for the Asian region.

April 15, 2015

18 Activists to Be Released Monday, Lawyer Says

Following negotiations between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy, the country’s courts are preparing to release 18 activists who have been imprisoned over the past year on protest-related charges and convictions, a lawyer for the CNRP said Friday.

April 11, 2015

US Nominates New Ambassador to Cambodia

U.S. President Barack Obama this week announced his nomination of William Heidt to replace Ambassador William Todd as the U.S. government’s top diplomat in Cambodia.

April 9, 2015

Kem Sokha Summoned to Appear at Court

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha has been summoned to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday in relation to a case from last year, a Ministry of Justice spokesman said Friday.

April 4, 2015

Another Montagnard in Phnom Penh, UN Says

Another Montagnard asylum-seeker has arrived in Phnom Penh, joining 10 others who are still in the capital after having their requests to have their refugee claims processed rejected, according to the U.N.

March 28, 2015

Vietnam’s Metfone to Absorb Struggling Beeline

Metfone, Cambodia’s largest mobile phone provider by subscribers, will absorb Beeline, which has struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive telecoms market, Beeline announced Thursday in a statement posted to its Facebook page.

March 20, 2015

Lawmaker, Lawyer Given 2-Year Prison Sentences

The Kandal Provincial Court sentenced an opposition CNRP lawmaker, a lawyer and a CNRP district councilor to between 18 months and two years in prison on Friday, but lawyers for the defendants said they did not expect any arrests unless the decision is upheld on appeal.

March 14, 2015

Parties Sign Off on Final Draft of Election Law

The country’s two major political parties signed off on the final draft of a revised and highly controversial election law on Friday, with civil society groups arguing that the bill is unconstitutional due to a provision that restricts their activity during the election campaign period.

March 7, 2015

New Election Law to Strip Assembly Seats if Parties Boycott

The revised national election law—expected to come before parliament this month—includes a provision that allows National Assembly seats to be taken away from any political party that attempts to boycott parliament following an election, according to a draft of the law made public Thursday.

March 6, 2015
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