More Than 160,000 Election Observers to Oversee Poll: NEC

The National Election Committee (NEC) increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 50,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.

Cambodian Rights Group Hacked Amid Concerns Over China-Linked Cyber Espionage Group

A local rights group in Cambodia said Thursday that it had fallen victim to a hacking attack a week after a U.S. cybersecurity firm announced that an espionage group believed linked to China’s government had targeted a number of stakeholders in a hacking operation ahead of an election later this month.

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.

Authoritarian rule shedding its populist skin in rural Cambodia

In Cambodia, political violence in the run-up to the 2018 general election signals a move away from an explicitly populist authoritarianism towards a deeper authoritarianism.

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.

Cambodian girls defy gender barriers to excel in technology

The Cambodian government has begun an initiative aimed at encouraging young women to study science and technology. The goal is for more women to become future leaders in the country's growing IT sector.

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.

US Company: Evidence Found of Chinese Cyber Attacks on Cambodia

An American company says it found evidence that a Chinese group attacked computers belonging to people and organizations in Cambodia.

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.