Home Authors Posts by RFA
Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia’s government as part of a bid to distract the public from the impending return of acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile, analysts said Friday.
Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.
Acting President Sam Rainsy of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vowed on Monday to lead two million migrant workers from his country toiling in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and other countries home when he returns from exile in November.
Powerful business tycoon Kong Kroeng was detained on Thursday after being questioned by authorities in eastern Cambodia’s Kratie province over his alleged involvement in an illicit timber operation, according to the National Military Police.
Cambodia’s Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday warned the public not to fall victim to “propaganda” from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and protest the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which he said had won the right to govern through legitimate elections.
Acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has walked back plans to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile by late next month, but said he plans to travel there before “the end of the year,” despite the threat of prison.
Withdrawing Cambodia’s tax-free entry into the European market would negatively nearly four million people, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said Monday, as a monitoring period to determine eligibility for the trade scheme drew to a close.
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Friday concluded the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography, with the court’s verdict on both charges scheduled for delivery later this month.
Treason charges against opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha will not be dropped unless his legal team produces “new and convincing evidence” to prove his innocence, Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice said Thursday.
The death in Cambodia last week of Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has left unfinished a full accounting of the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against Cambodians and others, survivors and rights groups say, with one group calling for further prosecutions.
The United States has welcomed assurances by Cambodia that it will not permit China to construct naval facilities on its territory, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Bangkok on Friday following meetings of ASEAN foreign ministers in the Thai capital.
The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh marked the first anniversary Tuesday of national elections conducted under a ban of Cambodia’s main opposition party with a statement calling the vote “deeply flawed” and urging Hun Sen’s regime to “take tangible actions to restore democracy.”
Cambodian authorities Tuesday arrested Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist Mai Hongsreang, marking the 14th such arrest of activists associated with the banned political party.
Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy called on Cambodians in a statement on Tuesday to oppose what he called China’s colonization of the Southeast Asian country, warning especially against the use of Cambodia as a base for a growing Chinese military presence.
Over a thousand tonnes of plastic waste found recently imported into Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville were brought into the country without the knowledge of Cambodian authorities, a senior customs official said on Monday.
Authorities in Cambodia on Friday said they have launched an investigation into a Chinese firm found to have imported 1,600 tons of banned plastic waste into the coastal city of Sihanoukville, but environmental activists suggested that those conducting the probe are likely complicit in the crime.
An extended drought in Cambodia has caused the tributaries of Tonle Sap lake to dry up, spelling ruin for farmers and fishermen in Battambang province.
The government of Cambodia this week placed six EU parliamentarians on a list to be refused visas to enter the country, citing the group’s statements of support for the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its exiled leader, who has vowed to return to Cambodia to topple long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The health of a jailed former official with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province has rapidly deteriorated since his transfer to Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Sar Prison to await an appeal of his conviction, his wife said Tuesday.
Cambodian youth activist Kong Raiya on Monday marked the fifth day of a hunger strike in protest of the conditions of his detention while awaiting trial on charges of “incitement to commit a felony,” after he was arrested for selling T-shirts honoring murdered political commentator Kem Ley last week.