The president of world football’s governing body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, is expected to visit Cambodia on Friday as part of the FIFA Executive Football Summit to be held at the Sofitel Hotel in Phnom Penh, according to a source close to the Kingdom’s football federation.
With an election that’s just five months away, Cambodia is at a tipping point. The government of Hun Sen, the world’s longest-serving prime minister, is fearing the prospect of losing its parliamentary majority, after having been in power in various guises since 1979.
Senior government figures yesterday noted major flaws in an ongoing drug crackdown, among them a lack of rehabilitation for incarcerated users, during a day-long review of the campaign yesterday.
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PHNOM PENH: A group of Southeast Asian parliamentarians expressed alarm Monday over proposed changes to Cambodia’s Constitution, and urged its parliament to reject them when they come up for its consideration this week.
Documents obtained today – and a surprising tweet – have confirmed what observers have suspected for months: that the Cambodian government ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the website of the recently shuttered Cambodia Daily.
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Cranes building Phnom Penh’s rapidly rising skyline attest to Cambodia’s economic success as well as to China’s commitment to investing in the Kingdom’s infrastructure.
Last June’s commune elections in Cambodia were expected to set the stage for the all-important national elections in 2018. Instead, 2017 marked a watershed not in terms of the electoral choice of Cambodians, but in terms of the November decision by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to disregard it.
Read the full story: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/02/04/cambodia-drifts-towards-autocracy/
Farms, temple, ancestral graves and fishing grounds all destroyed as families forced to flee homes.
Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s government adopted a lese majeste law on Friday that would make it a crime to insult the king and which rights groups said they feared could be used to target opponents.
As the neon lights of the Yolo club flash brightly and the chest-pulsing beats of Rihanna blare from Temple Bar, a young man is on his knees in the road, chugging beer poured through a funnel. As the liquid gets too much he chokes, spraying warm beer over the road, known as Pub Street. The passing tourists and five busking landmine survivors playing traditional Cambodian music nearby barely look up.