Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Tuesday that 20 small and little-known political parties registered to compete in July 29 national elections were created by his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to provide an illusion of political opposition in the coming polls.
The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.
Three North Korean restaurants are operating in Cambodia’s capital in apparent violation of United Nations sanctions that took effect earlier this year.
Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior has threatened to seize the assets of officials from the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) if they do not end a call to boycott the general election in July, drawing concern from observers who say there is no legal precedent to do so.
Cambodia's National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday released the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.
Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.
Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.
Five people, including a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said on Friday (May 18), as the onset of the rainy season draws near.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposed bill that would place further sanctions on senior Cambodian officials following the months-long crackdown on the opposition and civil society ahead of July’s national elections.
Driving along National Road No. 78 here in Sesan district of Stung Treng Province in northern Cambodia, one will see orderly rows of new houses in the new Kbal Romeas village that the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Company had built for resettled villagers.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is in breach of the country’s electoral laws by urging people to vote for him in an upcoming general ballot, election observers said Thursday, because he is rallying for his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) outside of the official campaign period.
The lawmakers were set to discuss the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could see Phnom Penh handed further sanctions over its crackdown on the opposition, civil society, and independent media.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Thursday that the country is committed to clearing by 2025 all anti-tank and anti-personnel landmines that are a legacy of three decades of war and internal conflicts.
The Cambodian courts are due to announce a verdict for the two jailed journalists on Friday.
April 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, the regime that is responsible for the genocide that in four years took the lives of over 1.5 million people. The genocide is today known as one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.
The Committee on Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), a respected independent vote monitor, will not sign up observers for July’s parliamentary elections in face of government restrictions on NGO activities, a senior election observer told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he hoped that the forthcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would bring peace to the region.
While the registration period for political parties to be eligible for July’s national election is set to end on Monday, and only four have been fully approved, the NEC has announced that it will give parties that have started the process another five days to complete it.
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election that the main opposition party has been prevented from contesting.