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Spokesman: KNLF set to register as legitimate party later this month

The Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) – a group claiming to be Cambodia’s “government in exile”, led by Sam Serey – is set to register as a legitimate political party later this month, after its members collected more than 5,000 thumbprints, its spokesman Thuy Vy said on Tuesday.

Win-Win Monument: PM’s ‘treason’ or symbol of unity?

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has slammed the capital’s newly inaugurated Win-Win Monument, claiming it represents Prime Minister Hun Sen’s “treason”, while Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said it celebrated the premier as a “symbol of national unity”.

Opinion: Why ‘permanent neutrality’ doesn’t work in Cambodia

The end of the Cold War marked a turning point in international politics -- the collapse of socialism and the planned economy and the rise of democracy and a free market economy.

Change to Article 45 with King for signing

A senior government official on Monday said that the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has reached its final stage and is merely awaiting the signature of King Norodom Sihamoni, leaving 118 politicians facing the dilemma as to whether to return to the political stage or not.

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year

The leader of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition party called for “genuine reconciliation” amid a political stalemate in the Southeast Asian nation in a message he delivered on the eve of the new year from his home in Phnom Penh, where he is being held in detention ahead of a trial for “treason.”

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen derides ‘democracy’ in fiery speech

Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen lashed out at Western governments for pushing "democracy and human rights" on his country, capping off a tumultuous political year with a fiery speech on Saturday.

New Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Slams Western Criticism of Hun Sen Regime Over ‘Minor...

China’s top diplomat in Cambodia has dismissed criticism from Western governments over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime and its ties to Beijing, amid concerns over reversals of democracy following a general election widely seen as unfree and unfair and a wider crackdown on civil society.

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader vows to return home for fight

Rainsy calls for challenge to Hun Sen regime despite doubts over his homecoming.

Two More CNRP Officials Flee Cambodia for US

Long Ry, a former lawmaker, and his wife, Chea Sokuntheany, secretary of the CNRP’s women’s movement, arrived at Lowell, MA, on Saturday after living in exile in Thailand for more than a year.

Return to Cambodia and risk getting arrested, Hun Sen warns opposition politician Sam Rainsy

The opposition figure has been living in self-imposed exile in France.

Government hits back at HRW Sokha accusations

The government on Friday responded to comments made by Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticising Cambodia national football team coach Keisuke Honda’s links to “world-class human rights abuser” Sao Sokha.

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia

A facebook post over the weekend claimed Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Sam Rainsy will return to Cambodia “before Khmer New Year” after moving to France to avoid arrest on a slew of outstanding legal cases and sentences.

Cambodia’s initiative for a ‘sustainable’ dictatorship

China’s media recently reported that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) would conduct a study into Cambodia’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The CPP Central Committee Welcomes New Blood – but from Within

The 41st Central Committee meeting of Cambodia’s ruling party ended on Thursday with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, joining the powerful permanent commission of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) committee. 

Cambodia PM Accuses Opposition of Spreading Fake News, While His Control Over Media Outlets...

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen alleged Friday that the main opposition party he had banned last year is spreading fake news, while it emerged that his government has exerted heavy-handed control of a purportedly independent outlet.

Is Hun Sen grooming his son to lead Cambodia?

The eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has joined the inner circle of his father’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party, bolstering speculation he is being groomed to succeed to the premiership.

41st session of CPP Central Committee wraps up

The fifth-tenure Central Committee of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) concluded its 41st session on December 20.

Vietnam praises Cambodia for its ‘great achievements’

Vietnam’s president congratulated Cambodia on the country’s achievements under the reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen during the King’s official visit to Hanoi.

Cambodia prime minister’s son tapped for powerful party commitee

The eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was promoted on Thursday (Dec 20) to the ruling party's permanent committee, an official said, as questions swirl over who might succeed the strongman.

Cambodian Opposition Activists Summoned by Police, Pressured to Defect

Following a recent pledge by opposition leader Rainsy to return next year to Cambodia, police in Kandal province have questioned local  Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists concerning their possible support for the party’s acting president in the event he comes back, Cambodian sources say.

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Tough new face of US diplomacy in Cambodia

W Patrick Murphy, a veteran American diplomat known for his democracy-promoting ways, is expected to go head-to-head soon with PM Hun Sen in Phnom Penh.

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