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In Old Enemy Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy Sees Hope

After years of bitter rhetoric and violence, a freshly pardoned opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned from exile in France to announce the end of Cambodia’s zero-sum political culture and a new start in his relationship with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

April 21, 2015

Two Young Cousins Drown in Ratanakkiri River

The bodies of two cousins were found floating in the Srepok River in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district on Monday morning, a day after the young men went missing at a family gathering, local police said.

April 21, 2015

Assembly Approves Members of Reformed NEC

The nine members of the new National Election Committee were approved in a package vote at the National Assembly on Thursday, with CPP lawmaker Sik Bunhok named chairman of the body that will organize the 2018 national election.

April 10, 2015

Kem Sokha Walks Free After 7 Hours in Court

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha walked free from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon after being questioned by a prosecutor for seven hours over his connections to a plethora of protests that broke out in Phnom Penh following the disputed 2013 national election.

April 9, 2015

Applicants for New NEC Put Cases Forward

Applicants for the new bipartisan National Election Committee (NEC) include a ruling party lawmaker, four current members of the NEC, an outspoken union leader and the chief adviser to deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha, according to a list released by the National Assembly on Tuesday.

April 8, 2015

Kem Sokha to Honor Phnom Penh Court Summons

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he would honor his summons to appear at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court this morning to answer questions about the opposition party’s protests in 2013 and 2014.

April 8, 2015

Women’s Rights Activists Dispersed by Police

About 100 women’s rights activists were prevented from riding tuk-tuks to the National Assembly and the Phnom Penh headquarters of the ruling CPP on Tuesday, but successfully delivered a petition to the opposition CNRP demanding female representation on the reformed National Election Committee.

April 8, 2015

Gov’t Airs Film Accusing Kem Sokha of Coup Conspiracy

Ahead of deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha’s scheduled court questioning on Wednesday, a television station controlled by the daughter of Prime Minister Hun Sen aired on Sunday night a film produced by the government that builds a case that Mr. Sokha plotted a coup d’etat.

April 7, 2015

Accused Sorcerer Flees Amid Threats to Life

An ethnic Jarai man accused of sorcery by his neighbors in Ratanakkiri province’s Bakeo district fled his home on Sunday after his brother allegedly tried to kill him.

April 7, 2015
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