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Cambodia Opposition, Rights Groups Slam ‘Foreign Fugitive’ Exchange Deal With Thailand

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and rights groups on Monday expressed concerns over a new deal between Cambodia and Thailand they said could be used to target critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government who have sought refuge across the border.

Interview: ‘Everything is Fake, Including Democracy, Rule of Law, And Development’

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ruled out canceling general elections slated for July, despite questions about the legitimacy of the vote in the wake of his government’s dissolution of the country’s only significant opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Patrols Highlight Defense Ties

Last week, Vietnam and Cambodia held the 50th iteration of their joint maritime patrols. The interaction offered a glimpse into one manifestation of the the defense realm of the bilateral relationship amid a series of ongoing activities for 2018.

Taiwan, Cambodia named friendliest countries in Asia for expats

It’s never easy to uproot and leave home to start over in a foreign place, especially if you’re expected to work in a new environment, make new friends, adjust to culture shock or pick up a new language.

The Cambodian singer who kept the ’60s rocking around the world

Kak Channthy, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Cambodian Space Project, grew up admiring Khmer rock heroes and became a musical ambassador, before her life was cut short by a traffic accident in Phnom Penh

The Former Khmer Rouge Slave Who Blew the Whistle on Wells Fargo

After Duke Tran escaped from slavery, but before he became a millionaire, he was a Wells Fargo employee.

Former CNRP councillor sentenced to one year for incitement

A former CNRP commune councillor in Pailin was sentenced to one year in prison for "incitement" on Friday over videos he posted on Facebook last year.

Cambodia, states clash at UN session

Cambodia traded shots with the international community in a heated exchange at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday evening, with states condemning the Kingdom’s ongoing crackdown on the political opposition and civil society, and an increasingly agitated Cambodia accusing member states of “slander” and seeking to rig this year’s national election.

Tokyo’s envoy urges free and fair elections in Cambodia

An envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Cambodia on Friday for talks on regional issues and bilateral cooperation, also touching on the July election that critics say will be neither free nor fair.

Cambodia, Thailand to cooperate on fugitives

Defence Minister Tea Banh met on Wednesday with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss cooperation on fugitives, raising fears that Cambodians fleeing a crackdown may be deported.

Forty-Five Countries Urge Cambodia to Conduct Free Vote, Release Opposition Leader

Forty-five countries called on Cambodia on Wednesday to reinstate the main opposition party, release its jailed leader and ensure a July general election is free and fair.

Australia joins UN condemnation of Cambodia but refugee deal remains

Australia has joined 44 other nations at the UN human rights council in condemning growing political violence and repression in Cambodia ahead of elections there this year

Cambodia rejects joint statement of human rights concern

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday rejected a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council endorsed by 45 nations that urges improvements in the Southeast Asia nation’s rights situation ahead of a general election this July.

Did ASEAN protests seal the fate of an Australian filmmaker held in Cambodia?

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's hardline comments on political prisoners could jeopardise the jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's bid for freedom.

Cambodia exiles bid to buy influence in Washington

Money well-spent or a sign of desperation? The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM), an organization created in January by exiled opposition politicians, this month retained American public relations firm BerlinRosen to manage a publicity campaign.

Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy

The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.

Cambodia presents Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to officials, university students

In the celebration of the first annual Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Week, Cambodia on Thursday introduced the LMC to approximately 400 officials and university students here.

Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Cambodian singer Kak Channthy rose from poverty to perform in front of audiences worldwide. Dubbed Cambodia's Amy Winehouse, she was the voice and face of a revival of the legendary 1960s rock scene that swept the country pre-genocide.

UN council to discuss ‘deteriorating’ rights situation in Cambodia

The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hear strong criticism of Cambodia's government at a Thursday meeting in Geneva that will include statements from NGOs concerned about increasing repression of politicians and civil society.

‘Democracy is dead in Cambodia’: deputy opposition leader speaks out

For Mu Sochua, life in exile is a series of airports and interviews. This week, she is in New Zealand. Next week, Canada, where she will again be welcomed by Cambodian expatriate communities.

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