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Minor Opposition Parties Speak Out Against Calls for Election Boycott

Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.

5 killed in Cambodia lightning strike

Five people, including a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said on Friday (May 18), as the onset of the rainy season draws near.

Injustice continues: Cambodian court extends detention of two journalists (Opinion)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017.

House Committee Advances Sanctions Bill Against Cambodian Officials

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposed bill that would place further sanctions on senior Cambodian officials following the months-long crackdown on the opposition and civil society ahead of July’s national elections.

Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II hydropower project brings better life for resettled villagers

Driving along National Road No. 78 here in Sesan district of Stung Treng Province in northern Cambodia, one will see orderly rows of new houses in the new Kbal Romeas village that the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Company had built for resettled villagers.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen ‘Violating Law’ by Asking For Votes Outside of Campaign Period:...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is in breach of the country’s electoral laws by urging people to vote for him in an upcoming general ballot, election observers said Thursday, because he is rallying for his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) outside of the official campaign period.

Disappointed in Election Preparations in Cambodia, House Committee to Meet on Possible Sanctions

The lawmakers were set to discuss the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could see Phnom Penh handed further sanctions over its crackdown on the opposition, civil society, and independent media.

Spotlight: Cambodia aims to be mine-free by 2025

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Thursday that the country is committed to clearing by 2025 all anti-tank and anti-personnel landmines that are a legacy of three decades of war and internal conflicts.

Gov’t Mocks Human Rights Watch Over Appeal for Journalists’ Release

The Cambodian courts are due to announce a verdict for the two jailed journalists on Friday.

Yale scholar of Cambodia uncovers rare 19th-century Khmer-language documents

April 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, the regime that is responsible for the genocide that in four years took the lives of over 1.5 million people. The genocide is today known as one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.

Cambodian Electoral Watchdog Group Decides Against Monitoring General Elections

The Committee on Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), a respected independent vote monitor, will not sign up observers for July’s parliamentary elections in face of government restrictions on NGO activities, a senior election observer told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday.

Cambodia PM Hopes Trump Meeting Can Bring Peace to Korean Peninsula

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he hoped that the forthcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would bring peace to the region.

NEC extends registration deadline

While the registration period for political parties to be eligible for July’s national election is set to end on Monday, and only four have been fully approved, the NEC has announced that it will give parties that have started the process another five days to complete it.

Cambodia Polls Organizer Hails Multi-party Democracy as Registration Ends

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election that the main opposition party has been prevented from contesting.

Cambodia: Borei Keila residents vow to fight on for land rights (video)

Remaining families view the dispute in Phnom Penh's Borei Keila as a battle for their rights and a battle between rich and poor.

Few Cambodian Parties Sign Up to Contest July General Elections Amid Opposition Crackdown

Only four political parties have now officially registered with Cambodia’s National Election Committee to contest elections scheduled for July, with government authorities granting five days beyond Monday’s deadline to allow 16 others to complete required paperwork.

The former Khmer Rouge commander who still leads Cambodia is again stoking anti-American sentiment

The United States has been busy in Cambodia these past few months, if Hun Sen’s government is to be believed. Between trying to overthrow the government and secretly backing the now-dissolved opposition party, it has been supporting journalists who report “fake news” and spy for Washington.

Cambodia makes first arrest using new royal insult law

A 50-year-old teacher has been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly insulting the monarchy in a comment posted on Facebook, police said on Sunday, the first such arrest since the country adopted a royal insult law earlier this year.

Archive of FULRO Colonel Kosem to Shed New Light on Insurgency

Les Kosem was involved in the now-defunct United Front for the Liberation of Oppressed Races, better known by its acronym, FULRO.

Japan calls for fair Cambodia elections

Japan has called on Cambodia to ensure its general election is held in a manner that reflects the will of the people. The country under the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen goes to the polls in July.

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Minor Opposition Parties Speak Out Against Calls for Election Boycott

Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.

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