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Democracy Tied to ‘Universal Values,’ Cambodian Opposition Leader Says

True democracy reflects universal values and cannot be reshaped to fit the needs of dictators, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said in an interview on Monday by telephone from Paris, where he lives in self-imposed exile to avoid convictions at home seen as politically motivated.

China-funded national road inaugurated in Cambodia

Cambodia on Monday inaugurated the 251-km section of the China-funded national road No. 6 from southeastern Kampong Cham province to northwestern Siem Reap province.

Cambodia’s Election is Pre-Determined, but What Happens Afterward?

In the run-up to Cambodia’s national elections, due in July, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken no chances of an upset, of a political...

Sen. Michael Baumgartner defends meeting with autocratic Cambodian leader Hun Sen

State Sen. Mike Baumgartner and other legislators were wrong to meet with Cambodia’s autocratic prime minister, because the visit could be easily exploited, an exiled leader of that country’s former opposition political party said.

Japan plays China’s game in Cambodia. Hun Sen wins

As Phnom Penh cracks down on political opposition, Tokyo keeps quiet to retain its influence and not cede ground to Beijing. Meanwhile, strongman Hun Sen cynically plays off the two powers for his own benefit.

Deforestation for profit in Cambodia

Efforts to protect forests come crashing down as locals see gold in felling trees.

Rainsy claims EU is to cut ties with Cambodia

Will the European Union (EU) cut ties with Cambodia? That question is shaping up to be among the bigger ones being asked ahead of the July 29 national elections.

Anthony Bourdain Really, Really Hated Henry Kissinger

The late chef and television host Anthony Bourdain traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, where his shows repeatedly highlighted the legacy of the Vietnam War.

Japan’s Kinokuniya Company Opens Its First Bookstore in Cambodia

The internationally recognized Kinokuniya bookstore chain based in Japan has announced the opening of its first store in Cambodia.

RSS pushes to make Cambodia the fifth Hindu ‘Dhaam’

The right-wing social organisation has taken up the task of developing Cambodia as the fifth dhaam or pilgrim spot for Hindus.

Could Cambodia’s Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election?

The potential importance of smaller parties in upcoming polls should not be overlooked.

Australia told ‘butt out’ of Cambodia election

Cambodia has given a strong warning to Australia not to interfere in national elections next month despite calls that the ballot should not be registered.

Cambodia says only one refugee from Nauru remains

Cambodia's Interior Ministry says only one refugee from Nauru remains in the country after resettling there under a deal with Australia.

Cambodia warns Australia over July 29 elections

Cambodia's ruling party officials have told Australia, among the country's largest donors, not to interfere in national elections on July 29, dismissing calls that the ballot should not be recognised.

Koh Kong Villagers Promised Land Dispute Resolution Before Election

The authorities said that all plots of land would be measured and allocated prior to the July 29 election.

North Korea’s friends in Southeast Asia are ready to return to business as usual

Maximum pressure is technically still in effect against North Korea, despite the current frenzy of diplomacy.

Cambodian Opposition Leader Denied Bail Again in Treason Case

A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday denied bail to opposition leader Kem Sokha on a treason charge widely seen as part of the government's crackdown on the media and political opponents before next month's elections.

Election Officials Urged to Remain ‘Neutral’ Amid Criticism

Large numbers of CNRP voters are expected to boycott the election, a move the government has equated with treason.

Cambodia youth denies arrest, says he was just aiding Thai government

A Cambodia youth who was escorted to Thailand for questioning last week denied he had been arrested, but claimed he volunteered to assist in a cybercrime investigation relating to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

‘He could die in there’: Australian James Ricketson has now spent a year in...

The son of an Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia for 12 months without trial says now is a "critical juncture" for the Australian Government to put diplomatic pressure on the Hun Sen regime.

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