Cambodia

Grassroots environmental group criticizes government efforts to stop tree poachers.

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Approves Expansion of Councilor Positions With Eye on Opposition

Prime Minister Hun Sen had earlier suggested the move would encourage the opposition to defect.

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year

Kem Sokha says political divisions are holding the country back from attaining peace and progress.

New Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Slams Western Criticism of Hun Sen Regime Over ‘Minor Issues’

Wang Wentian dismisses concerns over China-Cambodia ties leading to further democratic rollbacks.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Should Face Graft Probe Over Payments to Pro-Ruling Party Media: Observers

An analyst and a media watchdog group warn that the money may have come from the national budget.

Cambodia PM Dares Opposition Leader to Return, Threatens Arrest

Hun Sen says self-exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy belongs behind bars.

Cambodia PM Accuses Opposition of Spreading Fake News, While His Control Over Media Outlets is Revealed

Hun Sen pans journalists critical of regime, praises those in support, caught meddling in the affairs of CNC TV

Cambodian Opposition Activists Summoned by Police, Pressured to Defect

The move follows a pledge by CNRP leader Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia to 'fight for democracy' in the country ruled by Hun Sen for 33 years.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Upholds Defamation Verdict Against Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy had alleged that Prime Minister Hun Sen bribed a social media activist to attack his party.

Protected Forest in Cambodian Commune Illegally Logged Through Official Collusion: Mother Nature

A forthcoming documentary says thousands of acres of timber have been smuggled for sale in Vietnam.

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks

Factions within the opposition party split on reactions to Sam Rainsy’s promise to go back.

Cambodia's Hun Sen Blasts RFA Despite Promises of Welcome to 'Return'

The prime minister refuses to speak to an RFA reporter, accusing the international broadcaster of bias against him.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Launches Lower Sesan 2 Dam, Blames Foreign ‘Incitement’ For Opposition

But observers say the premier is trying to divert attention from the negative impacts of the project.

Cambodian Footwear Workers Stage Protest Over Low Severance Payments

Employees of the Jocam Footware Company, Ltd., who refuse to move to a new factory, are demanding US $300 each.

Lawyer for Jailed Cambodian Union Leader Says His Client is Innocent

Ratt Roth Mony to request bail after being extradited and charged for helping produce sex trafficking documentary

Cambodian Union Leader Indicted for Helping Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary

Rath Rott Mony to be detained during investigation into his role in production of ‘My Mother Sold Me’

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Calls For Lift of Ban on Opposition Political Activities based on ‘Individual Merit’

But critics say the move seeks to ease international pressure and won’t resolve the country’s political crisis.

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