But the Cambodian-born legislator has now done so twice in recent weeks, after finding himself at the center of an unfolding battle over free speech and the reach of Cambodia's authoritarian government into diaspora communities in Australia.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Willam Heidt has dismissed claims by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen that Washington was behind the assassination in 2016 of prominent political analyst Kem Ley as “absurd” and “offensive,” and reiterated calls for an independent investigation into his death.
A company connected to a bloody March 9 crackdown in Cambodia when security forces shot protesters after burning homes to the ground is headed by nieces of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, Bun Rany, according to Cambodian government records.
The policy of reform and opening to the outside world adopted by China four decades ago has enabled the world's most populous country to become an engine for global growth, said Cambodian officials and scholars.
Hundreds of Cambodian and Chinese soldiers began a 15-day joint military exercise in central Cambodia this week, involving live-fire rocket launches from helicopters, mock tank battles, and anti-terrorism and emergency relief training. China will reportedly also donate tanks and armored personnel carriers on the occasion.
As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen, clasped hands with the Chinese ambassador and beamed.
An IMF team led by Mr. Jarkko Turunen visited Phnom Penh from March 12 to 16, 2018, to conduct interim discussions on recent developments and Cambodia’s economic outlook.
David Chandler, a renowned scholar of Cambodia’s modern history and emeritus professor at Monash University in Australia; Sareth Svay, a Cambodian sculptor and performing artist who lives and works Siem Reap; and Krisna Uk, executive director of the Center for Khmer Studies, based in Siem Reap; are among some 3,000 attendees expected at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference, according to organizers.
Hundreds of Cambodian-Australians gathered in Sydney on Friday (Mar 16) to protest the visit of Cambodian leader Hun Sen who is accused of overseeing widespread human rights violations in the Southeast Asian nation.
From the safety of suburban Australia, Bou Rachna recalls the hours before her husband Kem Ley, a prominent Cambodian political analyst, was shot dead at a Phnom Penh gas station in a 2016 killing that rattled the nation.
The two Australians involved in a deadly explosion at a shooting range in Cambodia were tourists and not part of an official Australian military training operation as claimed by Cambodian authorities, according to various sources.
Cambodian villagers evicted from their land last week amid scenes of violence and reported shooting deaths appealed on Thursday for government help in securing new farmland and building new homes.
The luxury Sofitel hotel chain is refusing to comment on one of its Cambodian director's business links to the shooting of protesters at a rubber plantation.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 seats up for grabs in recent Senate elections.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed concern to Cambodia's leader about the nation's crumbling democracy and human rights record while hundreds of expats protest at the ASEAN summit.
Poipet, a Cambodian boomtown on the Thai border, is 400 kilometers and light years away from world-class NagaWorld in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.
The U.S government is funding a program to protect up to 5,000 pieces of clothing stored for decades at Phnom Penh’s infamous Tuol Sleng prison.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a trip to Australia Thursday to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, amid protests over his government’s crackdown on the opposition in the lead up to general elections in July.
An Australian and a Cambodian were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia called on the government on Wednesday to “choose the path of human rights”, while expressing serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July.