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.
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.
Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling to fine the acting president of the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy for defamation in connection with a lawsuit brought against him by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen’s authoritarian crackdown has rendered his critics defenceless. His last major blow to the opposition was the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy, living in self-imposed exile since 2016, has vowed to return to Cambodia in 2019 to fight for democracy, amid stark divisions among the government’s political opponents.
The Cambodia Democracy Act 2018 has stalled at the Senate’s foreign relations committee since July. Staff at the committee said there are no plans to review the bill, without providing an explanation.
Members of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) attend the CPP's congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Dec. 18, 2018.
In a rare phone interview with Radio Free Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lambasted the U.S.-funded broadcaster despite recent conciliatory comments by his government suggesting RFA was welcome to resume its operations in the Southeastern Asian nation.
Cambodia is becoming increasingly Chinese and militarized.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Sunday with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on bilateral ties with both sides vowing to enhance cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Cambodia's parliament has passed legislation that could pave the way for lifting a ban on political activity by opposition politicians.
Self-exiled co-founder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.
Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians.
Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday (Dec 13) amended the law to let banned politicians petition the government for a return to politics, which could see restraints lifted for more than 100 members of the main opposition party, dissolved last year.
Both sides continue to try to resolve a thorny issue in their bilateral relationship.
Congressman Ted Yoho, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, said he would reintroduce Cambodia Democracy Act in January next year if the Senate fails to pass it by the end of 2018.
Representatives of civil society organizations from nine ASEAN nations have been meeting for the past two days in Bangkok, seeking ways to fast-track implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in what has to seem like an uphill struggle.
After 2018’s election, Cambodia’s once united opposition veers toward a split.
Cambodia's National Assembly will hold its plenary session on Thursday (Dec. 13) to amend a law to clear the way for banned opposition politicians to re-enter politics, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday.
The ink had barely dried on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal‘s verdict against Pol Pot’s former henchmen when Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, shockingly revealed his “regret” over not killing his opponents.