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In September, Cambodian authorities arrested CNRP chief Kem Sokha on charges of “treason,” and two months later the Supreme Court ruled to disband his party for allegedly planning a “rebellion” with backing from Washington, essentially eliminating any challenge to the CPP ahead of the vote this year.
The case represents the latest clash between young foreigners who say they were blindsided by morality police and Cambodian officials who have been cracking down in recent years on Westerners they say are failing to respect the country's mores and sacred spaces. The prosecutor of the Siem Reap ...

Local media reports indicated that this iteration of the exercise involved 280 Cambodian soldiers and 216 Chinese soldiers, which constitutes a greater number of Chinese personnel than figures earlier touted by Cambodian officials. The exercise is also expected to last until March 30, which is longer than ...
Immediately following the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in November, the U.S. government pulled its support for Cambodia's expected July 29 presidential election. Then in December, the State Department issued a visa ban restricting travel for Cambodian officials. And just last week, ...
Authorities in Cambodia's Kratie province on Monday released eight villagers who were detained amid a violent clash over a land dispute, on the condition that they refrain from holding future demonstrations, according to one of those held. On March 8, police in Kratie's Snuol district opened fire on a group ...
“We condemn the brutality of Cambodian authorities and demand an immediate and independent investigation of this attack," said Mu Sochua, deputy president of the CNRP. "Villagers who were detained should be released immediately and protection should be provided to witnesses in order to ensure a ...

Amid ongoing questions over Thursday's shooting, Mu Sochua, the deputy president of the now-defunct opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who is now living in self-imposed exile, condemned what she called the “brutality of Cambodian authorities,” demanding an “immediate and ...
The company has gained approval for MRO work from Cambodian authorities, and is seeking to add C-check work from a Cambodian carrier, Cuong said. The VietStar Aero Engineering unit operates three hangars in Ho Chi Minh City, with total capacity for five narrowbodies. The company can perform ...
Smith said she was “disappointed” by that decision and reminded Cambodian authorities “should not deny me access to any detainees”. The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights renewed their call for Sokha's release last week. “These trumped-up charges should never have been brought in the first ...
The proposed seismic programme would fulfil the first two years' commitment of 1000 square kilometres of 3D under the amended and restated Block A petroleum agreement that KrisEnergy signed last August with the Cambodian authorities. In line with this final agreement, the contract area of the offshore ...
“The French authorities take any opportunity to convey to the Cambodian authorities their preoccupation on the current political situation in Cambodia in the run-up to the July elections,” the embassy said. A Foreign Ministry spokesman could not be reached. Username *. Password *. Contact author: Andrew ...
The half-day forum was attended by nearly 50 business executives from Chinese enterprises and dozens of Cambodian officials and business representatives. Speaking at the event, Nut Unvoanra, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian Investment Board of the Council for the Development of ...
The governments of Cambodia and Thailand in November will launch a new border crossing in Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand's Sa Kaeo province to facilitate entry of citizens from both countries. Cambodian officials met with their Thai counterparts on Friday to discuss the new checkpoint, which ...
What is unusual about Sihanoukville's transformation is that tension in the town has coalesced into a public backlash — unusual in a country where personal freedoms are fading — and drawn a stern response from Cambodian authorities as well as from China's ambassador. Xiong Bo, Beijing's envoy, this ...
Germany Nixes Special Visa Treatment for Cambodia Officials. Germany is withdrawing a system of special visa treatment for Cambodian officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, citing the Southeast Asian country's crackdown on the opposition. Feb. 22, 2018, at 10:34 a.m.. Feb. 22, 2018, at 10:34 a.m..
The Reichstag, which houses the lower house of the German parliament, in Berlin. The content of an official document indicating measures taken by the German government in response to political developments in Cambodia has been denied by Cambodian officials. John Macdougall/AFP ...
IU McKinney professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen is honored by her Cambodian hosts in December 2017 for leading a four-day training workshop on secured transactions law. (Photo courtesy of Xuan-Thao Nguyen). The adage of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps is a failed metaphor if there are no boots or ...

The activists' NGO, Mother Nature, formally disbanded days after the arrests, citing harassment and pressure on staff from Cambodian authorities. Speaking to RFA's Khmer Service following their release, Dim Kundy and Hun Vannak criticized the court's actions against them and vowed to continue their ...
The latest agreement came as the deportation program faces renewed scrutiny amid accusations from deportees that Cambodian officials have been using the process to extort bribes in U.S. detention centers. These accusations, first reported in The Phnom Penh Post, were revealed in a U.S. federal court ...
Kazoleas, who is from Drayton Valley, Alta., offered a prepared statement in which she thanked her lawyers, thanked Cambodian authorities and said she did not take part in any “pornographic dancing.” She also thanked Drolet. “As much as I wish she didn't have to go through it, I couldn't have done it ...
They said staff continued to assist the nationals and remain in contact with the Cambodian authorities. A spokesman for the Siem Reap provincial court said those released on bail could not leave the country as they their passports had been confiscated. Siem Reap is popular with tourists because it is close ...
The version of events presented by Cambodian authorities to explain the deaths of two men killed in an explosion at a military base on Thursday began to unravel over the weekend, as officials walked back claims that the incident was part of a military exercise and that the Australian victim was a weapons ...
“The consulate general will hand these nine people over to the Cambodian authorities to take them home,” he said. Mr Sounry added that the Cambodian consulate general in Shanghai city repatriated three Cambodian women who were cheated by brokers and forced into marriages in China. According to ...
They said staff continued to assist the nationals and remain in contact with the Cambodian authorities. A spokesman for the Siem Reap provincial court said those released on bail could not leave the country as they their passports had been confiscated. Siem Reap is popular with tourists because it is close ...
Video of her act was circulated widely on social media. Shortly thereafter, Cambodian authorities issued a warrant for her arrest for “insult of a public official” and “incitement to discriminate” under articles 494, 496, and 502 of the Cambodia Criminal Code. As a result, she was forced to flee Cambodia and ...
An Environment Ministry ranger, a Military Police officer and an employee of a conservation organisation have been killed in a shootout with other Cambodian authorities near Mondulkiri's border with Vietnam. The three were on a forestry patrol in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary late this afternoon when a ...
According to Carney's ruling, the group facing deportation has reported that Cambodian officials have gone as far as to contact their family members to demand bribes and threatened detainees that they will “face consequences” in Cambodia if they told authorities about the demands. Asked whether he ...
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- A banquet was held gathering the current and former Chinese ambassadors to Cambodia and Cambodian high-profile officials here on Friday, as part of the activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Cambodian officials also used the meeting to thank the Cuban government and its people for supporting and providing assistance to Cambodia when the country suffered economic sanctions imposed by Western countries after the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979. “During the meeting, the ...
However, we have already initiated a dialogue with Cambodian authorities in case actual traffic exceeds projections,” he said. Siem Reap's new airport will break ground “very soon”, while a date has yet to be announced for the start of construction work for Phnom Penh's new airfield, according to Mr ...
VIENTIANE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- An annual bilateral meeting between the Ministry of Public Security of Laos and the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia was held Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane. The meeting was co-chaired by Somkeo Silavong, Minister of Public Security of Laos and Sar Kheng, Deputy ...
An Australian woman has been charged with drug trafficking in Cambodia. Source: Cambodia General Department of Immigration. An Australian woman, Ve Thi Tran, has been charged with drug trafficking by Cambodian authorities. Updated Updated 11 January. An Australian woman arrested at Phnom Penh airport has ...
China is a major partner for Cambodia in the development of infrastructure, which is a key element to boost economic growth and to reduce poverty, Cambodian officials said. Speaking to Xinhua ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the country, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun ...
The policy which the department says applies to all Australians who get into trouble overseas means that Canberra cannot tell Cambodian authorities that 68 year-old ... The charge does not name the "foreign state" and Cambodian officials have refused to reveal details of the allegations against him.
The Labour Ministry announced on Friday that the Thai government agreed to extend the deadline for Cambodian officials to complete registration and work permit delivery to Cambodian migrant workers by six months. Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with his Thai counterpart and visited the nationality ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday threatened to retaliate against the United States after Washington imposed visa restrictions on senior Cambodian officials for “undermining democracy”. The Trump administration announced in early December it was imposing travel restrictions on dozens of Cambodian ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over Friday's award ceremony for Cambodia's Southeast Asian Games gold medalists at the Peace Palace. He used this opportunity to state that he is unconcerned about the European Parliament (EP) asking for sanctions against Cambodian officials. On Thursday the EP ...
The Foreign Affairs Ministry has expressed its deep regret over the United States' visa restrictions on Cambodian officials in the aftermath of legal action against the CNRP and its leader Kem Sokha. The opposition CNRP was dissolved last month after Mr Sokha was jailed on treason charges for allegedly ...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday condemned the US State Department's announcement that visa restrictions will be imposed on Cambodian officials involved in “undermining democracy”. In a statement issued a day after the decision was announced, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was “utterly ...
“There should not be any need for anyone to take actions such as targeted visa sanctions, as the [Cambodian] authorities should . . . be respecting their international engagements and ensure that Cambodia . . . [develops] in a sustainable manner. It is time for authorities to take concrete and demonstrable ...
Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The Asian state is considered a key transit point for the smugglers. Cambodian officials holding up elephant tusks (Getty Images/AFP/Suon Vin). Authorities ...
The US government has announced that Cambodian government officials involved in anti-democratic actions will be restricted from entering the US. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has been taking further steps toward authoritarian rule, in the run-up to next year's general election. His administration ...
The United States has announced it will not issue visas to Cambodian officials it says are undermining democracy in the kingdom, and is calling on Prime Minister Hun Sen's Government to reinstate the country's political opposition.
Following the closing of independent media outlets and the arrest of Cambodia's opposition leader, officials in Phnom Penh have begun training their verbal fire on the U.S., adding to mounting anxiety in the Cambodian capital among government critics and media workers. On Friday, senior Cambodian ...
A Thai immigration official confirmed that Cambodian authorities were interested in Sam Sokha's case, but dismissed the claim that Cambodian officials had visited her. "There were requests from the country of origin," said the official, who did not want to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the ...
However, the Cambodian authorities allegedly told them they would still not be given their passports and would be obliged to attend a court hearing at a later date. Members of the group have told relatives that some - although not all - have been informed that, as an alternative, if they confess to the alleged ...
Our teams are always ready to engage with Cambodian authorities." Another potential roadblock to the new airport project is its questionable long-term viability, according to Nget Chou, a senior consultant at Emerging Markets Consulting. Chou said on Sunday that he was suspicious a project requiring so ...
Cambodian officials relive a challenging 40-hour operation to recover five .... said Cambodian authorities had exhausted all means possible.
Cambodian officials claimed they had been suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhoea. The exact cause of death is yet to be revealed.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian authorities to immediately release the pair and drop any charges against ...


 

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