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Few Takers as Cambodia Tries to Lure Back Banned Opposition Politicians

Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior on Thursday issued detailed instructions for the political rehabilitation of lawmakers from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), but a party official said it had no interest in returning while leader Kem Sokha remained in jail.

‘EBA loss will worsen West-China tug-of-war’

Political veteran Kong Korm, who is currently the honorary president of the Khmer Will Party, weighed into the EBA debate on Monday, saying that withdrawing Cambodia’s trade preferences was tantamount to a Khmer saying, “getting angry with the oxen, but beating the oxen-driven cart”.

Opinion: Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in...

Former diplomats, researchers, and human rights activists gathered recently at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for the book launch of “Seeking Justice in Cambodia: Human Rights Defenders Speak Out.”

Cambodian-Americans Plan Lobbying Campaign to Support Sanctions

The EU has given Cambodia 12 months to implement reforms or face losing its access to a preferential trade scheme thought to be vital to the economy.

US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s sovereignty”.

Cambodia slams U.S. embassy for misleading statement over detention of former opposition leader

Cambodia on Saturday slammed the Embassy of the United States to Cambodia for a misleading comment concerning the legal case of former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha.

Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy vowed again on Friday to go back to Cambodia after more than three years abroad, defying threats by ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen to arrest him but declining to set a clear date for his return.

Rainsy told to ‘respect forfeit’

A senior former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official has said he believed Prime Minister Hun Sen would win the wager on the legal status of party co-founder Kem Sokha that Sam Rainsy made with him.

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?

Sam Rainsy’s promise return to Cambodia is a gamble with Hun Sen and foreign governments.

Garcia trip to Cambodia stirs dismay: ‘Is the mayor choosing money over democracy and...

Mayor Robert Garcia made history when he became the city’s first sitting mayor to visit Cambodia last month.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls For Destruction of Opposition in Leaked Phone Call

Cambodia must work during the next 18 months to destroy the opposition party at the local level before European Union trade sanctions come into effect, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a phone call to government officers leaked to social media on Thursday.

Rainsy slammed for ejecting questioner at US public forum

Senior government officials and analysts have slammed Sam Rainsy for not allowing uncomfortable questions at a recent public forum in the US, considering it a gross violation of democratic policy and freedom of expression, and labelling Rainsy a dictator.

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy’s Calls for ‘Uprisings’

Cambodia also urged the international community not to interfere in its internal affairs and respect its sovereignty.

US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia

Almost half a century ago, the U.S.-backed Gen. Lon Nol led a coup in March 1970, overthrowing Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk while the monarch visited Moscow.

Cambodia set to hold local council election in May

Cambodia is scheduled to hold the third election for 4,114 municipal, provincial and district councilors on May 26, the National Election Committee (NEC) said on Saturday.

Cambodia Orders Arrest of Exiled Former Opposition Leader Upon Return

Sam Rainsy left Cambodia in 2016 facing a number of lawsuits filed by senior officials.

Is Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Heading in the Right Direction?

Cambodia needs to recalibrate its relationships with the US and EU, or risk becoming overly reliant on China.

CNRP official pens EU letter claiming government intimidation

The deputy president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua, has written to the EU about alleged threats against CNRP acting President Sam Rainsy and other former party lawmakers and activists in Cambodia and abroad.

EU urges Cambodia to halt attack on opposition

The European Union and rights groups say the Cambodian government‘s move to dissolve the main opposition party would be a serious blow to democracy that undermines the credibility of elections next year.

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy once again claimed he will return to the Kingdom this year.

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