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ASEAN summit – Southeast Asian nations wary of US-China trade row

The US-China trade dispute is high on the ASEAN summit agenda. The bloc's leaders are set to sign an economic partnership deal at their annual meeting in Bangkok, but not all countries want Beijing's economic hegemony.

‘Unholy Alliance’? SE Asian Authorities Accused of Trading Exiled Activists

Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand.

Banh: The Khmer Rouge worse than sanctions and pressure

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Thursday that having sanctions and external pressure placed on Cambodia was not worse than life under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.

Cambodia government decides to do weekly press conference

Recently, Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to appoint a 30 spokesperson team from all across government departments to do the weekly press conference.

Chinese Envoy to Cambodia Lambasts U.S. Over Trade War

Ambassador Wang Wentian accused the U.S. of inflaming the trade war and calling it a “dishonest individual” during the negotiation with China.

New US ambassador expected in July

The nominated US ambassador to Cambodia is still awaiting his selection to be fully approved by the US Senate before his expected arrival in Cambodia early next month.

Cambodia, Singapore convene 1st political consultations

Cambodia and Singapore held the first political consultations here on Wednesday, discussing ways to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, said a Cambodian Foreign Ministry's press release.

Cambodia targets 140 opposition figures to silence dissent – U.N.

Cambodian authorities have questioned, summoned or detained more than 140 members of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in an escalating suppression of dissent, two U.N. human rights experts said on Wednesday. 

CNRP: Rainsy to return in months

Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that “acting president” Sam Rainsy and the party’s self-exiled leadership would return to the Kingdom in August or September.

Hun Manet Introductory Visit Highlights Singapore-Cambodia Relations

The trip put the focus on some of the broader developments in the bilateral relationship.

Too little, too late for US ‘recommitment’ to Mekong countries? China’s already there

As Beijing floods the Mekong with much-needed cash, the US finds itself pushing back against the tide to retain influence.

Southeast Asian politics slide back toward oppression

Democracy on the wane as wave of strongman rule sweeps the region.

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.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Another CNRP Activist on ‘Forest Encroachment’ Charge

An activist supporting Cambodia’s banned opposition party has been detained on charges of violating forest protection laws, though his wife says the arrest was politically motivated.

Orbán to Cambodia’s PM: Political Issues Shouldn’t Affect Trade Relations

Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen arrived in Hungary on Thursday for an official visit and held talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán at his office in the afternoon, the prime minister’s press chief said.

Leader in Long Beach’s Cambodian community announces 2020 bid for City Council

Steve Vibol Meng is running to represent Long Beach's 6th District.

Victorian MP visits Bonnyrigg temple

The Cambodia-born Labor MP was elected last year to represent the multicultural electorate of Clarinda in Melbourne, where many Cambodians have settled.

China supports gov’t in resisting ‘intimidation’

China will support the Cambodian government “in resisting Western intimidation”, Wang Tianxiang, the deputy director of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Division of Southeast Asian Affairs said, as bilateral relations reach “new heights”.

Cambodian PM leaves Phnom Penh to visit Hungary, attend CICA in Tajikistan

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here on Thursday to pay an official visit to Hungary and to attend the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan, a senior official said.

Cambodian army commander meets DPM Heng, Ng Eng Hen

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen met Lieutenant-General Hun Manet, commander of the Army of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces yesterday, the second day of his visit here.

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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Kem Ley Anniversary Arrests

In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”