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Washington Watching Cambodian Gov’t Closely: Ambassador

William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.

Cambodia Needs Political Reform to Regain Credibility: Analysts

At a meeting on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, speakers said the newly one-party parliament did not reflect voters’ wishes to see pluralistic democracy in the country.

Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation on Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety.

500,000 Cambodians Become Eligible to Vote

The NEC said that it would also remove those who had been reported deceased in the same period and an additional 100,000 names.

Japan’s Kono airs hopes for Cambodia’s continued democratization

Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hope Wednesday for Cambodia's further development and democratization in talks with his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn.

Scot stranded in Cambodia after suffering massive stroke ‘handed death sentence by UK officials’...

Charles McLaughlin’s mother Esther says they need £100,000 to cover his treatment and bring him home but Foreign Office have refused crisis loan.

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to Break Up CNRP Leadership’

Cambodia’s former opposition chief Sam Rainsy on Tuesday dismissed recent comments by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng who said the release of current opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha from pre-trial detention last week would create a power struggle between the two men.

International law perspective on protection of human rights in Cambodia

History was created by the European Parliament on September 13. For the time since the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission known as UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia), the Parliament passed a 13-point resolution aimed at according tougher actions against Cambodia and its rulers similar to those imposed by the US government.

Vietnamese army delegation visits Laos, Cambodia

A high-ranking delegation from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) led by Sen. Lieut. Gen Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Director of the VPA’s General Department of Politics, is paying official visits to Laos and Cambodia from September 18-22.

UN Report on Rohingya Crisis Calls For Removal of Myanmar Military From Politics

A United Nations fact-finding mission that investigated atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state issued a report on Tuesday detailing violence by security forces and calling for the prosecution of top military commanders as well as the removal of the country’s powerful Tatmadaw (military) from politics.

Ejection of Chinese Tourists in Sweden Sparks Outcry, Embarrassment

The ejection of three Chinese tourists from a guesthouse in the Swedish capital by police and Beijing's outraged response has whipped up a degree of nationalistic fervor on social media in recent days, although Chinese living in the country have expressed "embarrassment" over the behavior of the tourists and the government's subsequent protests.

China welcomes consensus between Laos, Cambodia on border issue

China welcomed the consensus reached between Laos and Cambodia on the border issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

Cambodian Political Commentator Hit With New Charges, Goes Into Hiding

A Cambodian political commentator and critic of Hun Sen has been hit with new criminal charges a month after completing a prison sentence for defamation, and has gone into hiding, fearing arrest, sources say.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Hits Out at West Over ‘Interference’

Hun Sen said countries outside of the region were “always slapping our heads” and “getting involved in regional politics,” according to a video posted on his Facebook page.

Vietnam Land Rights Activist Do Cong Duong Handed 48-Month Jail Term

A court in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh sentenced land rights activist and citizen journalist Do Cong Duong 48 months in prison on Monday for “disturbing public order,” his lawyer told RFA’s Vietnamese Service.

Ethnic Army Targets Christian Clergy, Churches in Myanmar’s Shan State

Myanmar’s largest non-state army is detaining several Christian clergy members for questioning and destroying churches in its self-proclaimed autonomous areas bordering China and Thailand in Shan state, according to a statement issued by the group.

South Korea signs defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia

South Korea has signed defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia as Seoul looks to further expand its defence export profile across Southeast Asia.

Professor Fired After Tweeting That Chinese ‘Lie, Commit Fraud and Poison Each Other’

Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian have fired a university history professor after he hit out at declining moral values in a post on social media.

Brit Ready for Cambodian Jungle Search to Find Missing MH370 Using Google Earth

British video producer Ian Wilson previously claimed he had found the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, which vanished from radar screens over 4 years ago while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Chinese gambling boom looms over Cambodia’s Kampot

Kampot is one of Cambodia's cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous.

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PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

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