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On Sunday, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono urged Cambodia to hold free and fair elections but didn't comment on the government's actions against its political opponents during talks with Hun Sen in Phnom Penh. But Sam Rainsy says he believes Japan's quieter response is because it is mindful ...

A ruling party spokesman on Thursday said the Cambodian government is looking to draft a "fake news" law, the same week similar legislation was introduced in Malaysia. Read the full story: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-mulling-fake-news-bill. © 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reaffirmed that no political crisis existed and the upcoming election would take place as scheduled. Speaking with thousands of garment workers in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen said that peace prevailed in Cambodia and no political crisis existed. “Cambodia does not have ...
At a meeting last week between the two countries, a Japanese emissary brought up the possibility of a rapprochement between the ruling Cambodian ... Hun Sen said the Japanese foreign affairs minister will arrive in Cambodia on Sunday, but Hironori Suzuki, the Japan embassy counsellor in Phnom ...
“If the Prime Minister of Cambodia is changed, he must come from the Cambodian People's Party because only children of an angel would succeed an angel.” Mr Hun Sen first took office on January 14, 1985, becoming the world's youngest prime minister at 32 years of age. He was elected by the National ...

“If the Prime Minister of Cambodia is changed, he must come from the Cambodian People's Party because only children of an angel would succeed an angel.” Mr Hun Sen first took office on January 14, 1985, becoming the world's youngest prime minister at 32 years of age. He was elected by the National ...
Since the Supreme Court ruled to dissolve the CNRP for its alleged involvement in a plot to topple Hun Sen's government, several of the party's officials and activists have fled to Thailand fearing arrest. Others who remained in the country have been subjected to harassment and bullying by authorities.
Prime Minister Hun Sen signs the Paris Peace Accords in 1991, ending 21 years of civil war in Cambodia. The premier on Monday said UNTAC ... Cambodia's role even once,” he said. “[They] should not forget the final stages when the war was completely ended by Cambodian hands, not foreign hands.”.
“We have not stopped any elections in Cambodia, as have other countries who abandoned the election because of the political environment. There will be no postponement in Cambodia,” the premier said. “This is the normal process of Cambodian democracy.” He added that Cambodian people ...
The break-in follows the visit to Sydney a week earlier by Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, who was in Australia for a conference of ASEAN leaders. Members of the Cambodian Australian community burnt several effigies of the Cambodian leader in defiance of a public warning by Hun Sen that he ...
“I would like to appeal to military forces to stay strong in the name of Cambodian citizens,” Hun Sen wrote on Facebook. ... Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman for Cambodia's National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, on Friday said there were reports that five to seven people received minor injuries from the ...
Mr Hun Sen, along with his overcoiffed wife, Bun Rany, sit at the centre of cosmic relations like the rulers of old Angkor, as Sebastian Strangio puts it in “Hun Sen's Cambodia”. The roads, pagodas and, above all, the thousands of “Hun Sen schools” are proof of his virtue. The website of the Cambodian Red ...
A COUNTRY boy, Hun Sen gets up early and works hard. He is said to spend hours every morning on his treadmill, to counter the ravages of his earlier years as a field commander and chain-smoker. Like the best autocrats, Cambodia's prime minister understands the importance of social media. Aware that ...
Speaking on Friday with the Cambodian community in Sydney, Mr Hun Sen said RFA journalist Chun Chanboth, who is deputy-director of RFA's US-based ... Speaking yesterday to reporters during a concert in Kampong Thom province, US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt said that the accusation ...
They came together to urge the release of political prisoners in Vietnam, an end to strongman Hun Sen's regime in Cambodia and a halt to the military crackdown on Rohingya in ... Members of the Cambodian community gather in Hyde Park to protest against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Sydney.
On Feb 27, the Trump administration announced it was cutting aid to Cambodia because the country's Senate elections "failed to represent the genuine will of the Cambodian people". And Germany last month placed visa restrictions on members of the Cambodian government, including on Mr Hun Sen.

“Cambodia is in danger of returning to being a totalitarian state,” said Mao Monyvann, a Cambodian former opposition lawmaker. “And the worst thing is that Hun Sen looked around and he saw that China supported him and that America was not punishing other Asian countries for doing similar things, ...
SYDNEY • Provocative images of one-time human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi with a Hitler moustache and banners demanding Cambodia's Hun Sen step down were held up by protesters in Sydney yesterday in a rally against South-east Asian leaders. Thousands demonstrated in the city against a raft of ...
Hundreds of Cambodian-Australians have protested against the Australian visit of the Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, who is accused of human rights violations in his country and abroad. They said Hun had murdered political opponents, jailed dissenters and run Cambodia “like a mafia state”.
... Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party won all 58 seats, with 96 percent of the vote. In a statement, the White House said the election "failed to represent the genuine will of the Cambodian people". "These setbacks compelled the United States to review its assistance to Cambodia to ...
Vote for the CPP [Cambodian People's Party] and help Hun Sen stay with the people,” he said. The premier reminded his audience that development is a product of “political stability” and claimed that to change course now would be to abandon the progress the country has made. The chances of any ...
European Council on Tourism and Trade President Anton Caragea (right) and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen raise their hands during a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on December 9, 2017, at which the council named Hun Sen a global ambassador for tourism and sustainable development ...
FILE: Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at the National Assembly of Cambodia during a plenary session in Phnom Penh February 14, 2018. ... FILE: Mr. Lao Monghay, an independent Cambodian analyst discusses the verdict of crimes against humanity against former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen and tax chief Kong Vibol accused the US of lying about cutting assistance to Cambodia, claiming that one of the programs on ... Cambodian officials have remained defiant after the White House announced last week it would cut several assistance programs in the Kingdom due to ...
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen takes part in Senate election in Takhmao Cambodia's Prime Minister and President of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), Hun Sen looks at his ink-stained finger during a Senate election in Takhmao, Kandal province, Cambodia February 25, 2018.
That could change. Interest in Cambodian affairs tends to hinge on five-year election cycles, and the next national poll is just five months away, with Hun Sen anticipating a resounding victory after the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the courts and its popular leader jailed.
"We didn't plan to burn Hun Sen's effigy, but he is the one who reminded us yesterday," Cambodian-Australian Melbourne resident Va Malina told the Phnom Penh Post. Hong Lim, the member for the Victorian state seat of Clarinda and who was born in Cambodia, told the Post that Australians were entitled ...
... prove that the Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, purchased millions of “likes” to appear popular on the social media platform. The lawsuit is the first time that Facebook has been sued for information regarding a world leader's page, and could have major implications in Cambodia where Facebook is ...
Read the full story: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/national-election-committee-pm-hun-sen-defend-legitimacy-july-vote. © 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without ...
An Australian woman detained by Cambodian police on allegations of drug possession may have angered the government by publicly criticising the prime minister, expats in the city of Siem Reap have said. Hun Sen's government is sensitive to public criticism with national elections in July already ...
Cambodian authorities have thwarted an exiled opposition activist's plot to set off two blasts days before traditional new year celebrations, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday. Veteran leader Hun Sen is preparing for a July general election that he is widely expected to win, with the main ...
Mr. Lim promptly helped organize an effigy-burning in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, the Australian state with the largest ethnic Cambodian population. He was pictured in his shirt sleeves and tie next to a blazing dummy of Mr. Hun Sen wearing a castoff New York Knicks jersey that was doused in fuel ...
Members of the Cambodian community in Australia protest against Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Asean summit in Sydney on Friday. ... The pledge spells bad news for Cambodia's political prisoners – whose number rights groups put above 20 – including Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who is ...
Cambodian community leaders say they expect almost 1000 members of the diaspora to converge on the summit on Friday night and Saturday to protest against the erosion of democracy under the Hun Sen government. Loyalists to Mr Hun Sen's Cambodia People's Party say they expect up to 3000 people ...
When Vandy Kang first heard about Hun Sen's comments, he was "very upset and very angry". Mr Kang, 63, came to Australia in 1983 as a refugee. He tears up still thinking of life under the Khmer Rouge regime of 1970s Cambodia, during which 2 million people died, including his mother and two brothers.
This week, shortly after the White House officially announced a series of expected aid cuts on the Cambodian government on February 27, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made headlines of his own when he bragged about a new influx of weaponry into the Southeast Asian state. Though there in fact ...
FILE - 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 of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith). Share. Share on Facebook · Share on ...
Some Cambodian-Australian residents have said they will burn Hun Sen in effigy during demonstrations coinciding with his visit while demanding the reinstatement of the dissolved the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the release of its jailed leader Kem Sokha. Australian members ...
The hospitals provide free treatment to some of the most severely ill youngsters in Cambodia, and since 1992 have served nearly 18 million children. "It was a dream and a vision of Dr Beat Richner to have more support from the Cambodian government," he said. Hun Sen also announced that Kith ...
The Khmer phrase mian borami is common these days in one of the most vibrant capitals in ASEAN. Ask Cambodians at random in the Central Market or along Monivong Boulevard their feelings about Hun Sen, and chances are they will answer, "He has supernatural powers and strength". In ...
In a five-page letter wishing Cambodians a happy Khmer New Year, Prime Minister Hun Sen also took the opportunity to praise himself and his government for an ongoing, internationally condemned political crackdown. Read the full ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced late on Thursday that some $430 million will be handed over to sub-national administrations as part of an effort at ... Transparency International Executive Director Preap Kol said it is easy to reach a consensus in Cambodia “that corruption in the Kingdom is both rampant ...
Members of the Cambodian-Australian community set two Hun Sen effigies alight on Saturday, after he threatened to follow them home and beat them if ... lawmaker Mark Butler slammed Hun Sen's remarks and said Australians were “appalled” at the crackdown on democracy in Cambodia, including the ...
Preliminary results from Sunday's poll showed the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) claimed all 58 elected seats in the Senate, according to the National Election Committee (NEC), further entrenching the dominance of the CPP and Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia since 1985.
Cambodian-American protesters burn an effigy bearing Prime Minister Hun Sen's face on a beach yesterday, a day after he warned protesters he would follow ... Hong Lim, an Australian state lawmaker from Victoria who was born in Cambodia, announced he would join the demonstrators too, and said ...
That could change. Interest in Cambodian affairs tends to hinge on five-year election cycles, and the next national poll is just five months away, with Hun Sen anticipating a resounding victory after the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the courts and its popular leader jailed.
... the autocratic overreach by Hun Sen that is severely restricting the freedoms of Cambodian people." Members of the CNRP also came out to “vehemently reject” the amendments. In a statement released on Thursday, the CNRP called the amendments “illegitimate”. The “Cambodia National Rescue Party ...
A movement started by exiled opposition lawmakers in Cambodia has launched a campaign boycotting products sold by companies owned by the family of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the country's long-time leader who is using his power to eliminate his competitors before general elections in July.
Some Cambodian-Chinese citizens who live in Cambodia have always provided ang pao to poor people, members of the armed forces, children and elderly people during Chinese New Year because they believe they will receive good luck and get wealthier. Mr Hun Sen on January 31 said on his ...


 

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