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Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy

Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday.

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia celebrates PLA’s 91st anniversary

The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia hosted a reception here on Thursday to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA), which falls on Aug. 1.

The strongman of Cambodia is ready to tighten his grip

At 7.30am at a dusty crossroads in rural southeast Cambodia, a 68-year-old man sits in his car giving a speech to passing traffic and a few bored-looking street food sellers.

Hun Sen retains his tight grip on Cambodia, and freedoms can wait

Markus Karbaum says having decimated all credible opposition, the Cambodian strongman is a shoo-in for victory in the general election next week. Given the fear, resignation and indifference that prevail, he looks set to rule for as long as he likes

What has gone wrong in Cambodia?

Concerns ahead of Cambodia’s elections on 29 July centre on the judgement that under Prime Minister Hun Sen the country has become increasingly authoritarian.

Cambodia’s small parties aim for an electoral surprise

The 19 parties contesting the ruling CPP are obscure, unproven and under fire as 'puppet parties' but are running largely on progressive platforms.

Hun Sen’s Biggest Regret: Land Disputes

''My regret is the lateness of land reform. And solving land disputes…. [W]e should have given land titles to the people more speedily, but we delayed for 10 years giving land titles to the people,” Hun Sen said in a 2015 interview with American documentary filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman.

Two Years After Kem Ley Murder, Competition Grows Among His Supporters and Relatives

Kem Ley, one of Cambodia’s most prominent and respected political commentators, was gunned down at a gas station in Phnom Penh two years ago.

Nearly 70,000 security forces to be deployed for Cambodia’s general election

Nearly 70,000 security personnel will be deployed at all 22,967 polling stations during Cambodia's general election, a National Election Committee (NEC) member said Tuesday.

Cambodian Tax Chief Lied to Australian Corporate Regulator

The head of Cambodia’s tax department, Kong Vibol, could face jail for lying to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) if sanctioned, the corporate regulator has told VOA.

EU Fact-Finding Mission Concludes, Officials, to Determine Trade Agreement Status

The European Union has concluded a fact-finding visit to Cambodia to assess its membership of a vital preferential trade scheme in light of widespread allegations of anti-democratic actions and human rights abuses by the government.

Authorities Threaten to Withhold Public Services if Villagers Don’t Vote For Cambodia’s Ruling Party

Agents working for Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) are threatening to end public services for indigenous residents of Mondulkiri province unless they vote for the party in an upcoming election marred by allegations of campaign violations and a ban on the opposition, according to sources.

Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a ‘crime’

Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on Jul 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote.

The architect designing Cambodia’s future

Architect Seng Vannak was hired straight out of university in Paris to become a Phnom Penh City Hall urban planner.

Cambodian spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed again

The trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone over a campaign rally last year was postponed Monday for a second straight month to allow his new lawyer to get acquainted with the case.
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‘Dangerous, demeaning’: Video shows orangutans fighting in Cambodian zoo

Video filmed at a zoo in Cambodia shows orangutans in a boxing ring punching each other for entertainment.

Supreme Court Upholds Guilty Verdict Against Environmentalists

San Mala, Try Sovikear, and Sim Samnang were sentenced to 18 months in jail after they organized a protest against the company in April 2015.

Cambodia’s ‘dirty dozen’ have no place in Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent is in full swing ahead of national elections later this month. But who are the generals around Hun Sen who act like a praetorian guard protecting him and the ruling party, helping to crush or eliminate political opponents, and then obstructing efforts at accountability?

Interview: China major contributor to Cambodia’s agricultural development: Cambodian minister 

China has played a key role in helping develop agriculture in Cambodia, Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said.

A Life Spent Striving for National Unity

Son Chhay has been a fixture in Cambodian politics since 1993. A member of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), he opted to remain when other party leaders fled the country.

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Friends with Benefits

For Cambodia’s prime minister of more than three decades, a blossoming alliance with China means no Western powers questioning his increasingly authoritarian rule. For China, Cambodia offers a regional voice of support for its controversial expansion in the South China Sea.

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