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PHNOM PENH: Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains.
Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets: put women on the frontline to show a "gentle" face and prevent violence.

"Your tongue is the reason for war. If you still make insults and threats to kill, you have to prepare your coffin," Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on June 21. "To protect the peace for millions of people, if necessary, 100 or 200 must be ...
(Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily). Two years later, he founded the KNLF with a mission to "free the Cambodian people from the Vietnamese neo-colony and dictatorship regime under Hun Sen" through international law. Though he now calls Copenhagen ...
Jailed political commentator Kim Sok on Wednesday used his bail hearing to accuse Prime Minister Hun Sen of using his power to ensure his arrest and repeat a previous claim that he was being improperly detained at Prey Sar prison.
As if the June 4 commune elections race had never ended, Prime Minister Hun Sen returned to his bellicose campaign talk on Wednesday by once again threatening to kill hundreds to stay in power and accusing the opposition of fomenting war with its words ...

Prime Minister Hun Sen returned yesterday to the place where as a 25-year-old he defected from the Khmer Rouge and sparked a 40-year chain of events in which Vietnamese troops ousted the regime, leading eventually to Cambodia emerging as a ...
Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post's Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters' initial disappointment with this year's commune election results, his hopes for victory in 2018, and why he is ...
PHNOM PENH, June 21 -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday warned the opponents against any attempt to topple the government through "color revolution," saying that it would not be tolerated, China's Xinhua news agency ...
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's premier on Wednesday (June 21) told his critics and political opponents they faced elimination and should "prepare coffins", an escalation in rhetoric even for a man known for bellicose speeches.
Cambodian-American community activists and analysts have said that the recent local elections that saw the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party win a large share of the vote was a positive development for Cambodian democracy. The commune elections ...
A new book on Hun Sen's defection from the Khmer Rouge and his journey to seek support in Vietnam for the regime's overthrow is to be suggested to the education Ministry as part of its school history programme.
Arguably the most important outcome of the June 4 commune election was that Cambodia's two main political parties both claimed success despite what actually happened.
(Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily). "The night of 20 June 1977, at the Koh Thmar location, is now a key point in history for Cambodia," the pamphlet says. "It is the Day that Comrade Hun Sen started his journey leading to the overthrow of Pol Pot's ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, presides over a ceremony at the CPP's headquarters in Phnom Penh in January. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily). "The CPP party will remain the party with a majority in Parliament and continue to lead the government," Mr ...
In an interview with Radio Free Asia, the former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party said he was willing to go to prison for his cause, but stopped short of saying he would return ahead of next year's general election.
CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday lifted an order barring exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy from re-entering the country after the latter challenged the premier to be "brave enough" to face him in next years general election.

An Interior Ministry official is facing up to two years in prison for allegedly posting a death threat against Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family on the premier's facebook page, a court spokesman said on Thursday. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court ...
... and author of "Hun Sen's Cambodia", said that corruption, land grabs and environmental concerns coupled with high unemployment had led to the high turnout.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that Cambodia would be unfazed if the U.S. cut all foreign aid to the country, but that he planned to discuss anger-inducing visa application fees with U.S.
A Ministry of Interior captain faces up to two years in prison after he was charged yesterday with making a death threat against Prime Minister Hun Sen. Leang La, who works at the ministry's General Department of logistics and finance, was charged at ...
A former military bodyguard of Prime Minister Hun Sen accused of cheating his friend and colleague out of $8,500 has been given a one-year suspended sentence by Phnom Penh Municipal Court but cleared of fraud.
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party President Sam Rainsy, who has been forced to live in exile since 2015 in the face of questionable defamation charges, spoke with reporter Vuthy Huot of Radio Free Asia's Khmer Service in Washington Tuesday to ...
SAM Rainsy, the former Cambodian opposition leader currently living in exile has called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to be "brave enough" to allow him to contest in next year's national polls.
Prime Minister Hun Sen chastised Information Minister Khieu Kanharith on Tuesday for publicly questioning his appointment of a new state television boss, saying he had every right to fill the position and blaming Mr. Kanharith for failing to pick up ...
According to a press release obtained by Khmer Times today, Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a letter to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, saying Cambodia and the Cambodian people sent their condolences to Sri Lankans whose family ...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia was charged with espionage Friday after being arrested for flying a camera drone over an opposition party campaign rally.
Supporters of President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) attend a campaign rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 2, 2017.
"While people in Washington have short memories, Mr Hun Sen and many of his colleagues in the CPP personally experienced the war and the B-52 bombings of the 1960s and 1970s, followed by the nightmare of the Khmer Rouge, followed by a decade or ...
Sunday's election day saw a handful of CNRP voters temporarily detained, 12 independent election observers illegally booted from their polling stations and ...
... in Cambodia, two faces dominated the campaign. Posters of Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Kem Sokha were plastered everywhere across the country's communes.
The preliminary results of Cambodia's June 4 local elections for its commune councils offer ambiguous signals for an all-important general election scheduled for July 2018.
The government lifted a 2011 ban on sending Cambodian maids to Malaysia in January, according to a directive Prime Minister Hun Sen signed late last year, contradicting months of government denials. The prime minister imposed the ban amid mounting ...
Preliminary results released by political parties showed slightly more than 51 percent of the popular vote going to Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and around 46 percent going to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue ...
The result was not good for the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its leader Kem Sokha, who went into this election buoyed by an impressive showing at national elections in 2013 when the nation's youth sided with the opposition and dented the ...
A Cambodian Buddhist monk casts his ballot at a polling station in Phnom Penh June 4. Millions of Cambodians voted in the local polls, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between its strongman premier and an embattled ...
Cambodia has one of the world's youngest population, with some 70 percent of the country under 30 and their growing political clout is being heavily courted.
Though a far cry from the 97% they won in 2012, the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party also fell well short of its own aspiration to win at least 60 percent of the popular vote.
"The claims of Mr. Kong Korm look down on the Cambodian People's Party, which is the oldest political party that liberated the country and stays with people in every situation," the statement says.
CORRECTS SPELLING OF LOCATION TO TAKHMAU FROM TAKHMUA - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of the Cambodian People's Party shows off his inked finger after voting in local elections at Takhmau polling station in Kandal province, southeast ...
Cambodia has one of the world's youngest populations, with some 70 percent of the country under 30, and they are courted by politicians.
In a May 25 speech that the local Cambodia Daily described as a "mammoth three-hour rant," Hun Sen accused the main opposition party of plotting a "color revolution" to overthrow the government and said the armed forces stood ready to see off any ...
Mr Hun Sen of the ruling CPP and his wife Bun Rany cast their votes in Takhmao town while Kem Sokha, from the opposition CNRP, cast his vote in Chak Angre Leu primary school in Meanchey district.
In this June 2, 2017, photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister and President of Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Hun Sen delivers a speech to his supporters during the last day of campaigning for the June 4 commune elections on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, ...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of the Cambodian People's Party shows off his ballot paper next to his wife, Bun Rany, foreground left, before voting in local elections at Takhmua polling station in Kandal province, southeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, ...
While there are 12 parties vying for votes in more than 1,600 communes, the main competition is between Hun Sen's Cambodia People's Party (CPP) and the largest opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), led by Kem Sokha.
Opposition party supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) rally during the last day of campaigning ahead of communal elections, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, June 2, 2017. Cambodia's longtime ruler Hun Sen warned opposition ...
In a May 25 speech that the local Cambodia Daily described as a "mammoth three-hour rant," Hun Sen accused the main opposition party of plotting a "color revolution" to overthrow the government and said the armed forces stood ready to see off any ...
Cambodia's longtime ruler warned opposition parties Friday not to challenge the result of Sunday's local elections or they could be dissolved.
... 90,000 candidates competing to represent 1,646 communes, or clusters of villages, across Cambodia. However, the election is mainly a contest between the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), which Prime Minister Hun Sen has led for three decades, ...


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