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Human Rights Protests Surround ASEAN Summit in Sydney, Australia

Demonstrators have rallied against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia’s Hun Sen. The protests have overshadowed a regional agreement targeting terror groups’ use of encrypted platforms. 556 more words

Cambodia kicks off drills with 'great friend' China as U.S. ties sour

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – China and Cambodia on Saturday kicked off military exercises focused on counter-terrorism and rescue operations, highlighting the strong ties between the two countries amid strained relations between Cambodia and the United States. 433 more words

Long live the Personalistic Rule

How personalistic rule has characterized all the phases of Cambodian contemporary history

If I was asked to pick an adjective to describe Cambodian history, I would choose… 644 more words

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RIP Electoral Authoritarianism

This 2018 is an important year for Cambodian politics. Indeed, elections held on February 25th have already identified the new members of the Senate; while the general ones, set at the end of July, will define the new government. 583 more words

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ហ៊ុន សែន ខឹងក្រេវក្រោតនឹង​ក្រុមឃ្លាំមើល ដែលញុះញង់ពលរដ្ឋ កុំឲ្យទៅបោះឆ្នោត (Hun Sen scolds group inciting voters to abstain)

Hun Sen scolds group inciting voters to abstain (ហ៊ុន សែន ខឹងក្រេវក្រោតនឹងក្រុមឃ្លាំមើល ដែលញុះញង់ពលរដ្ឋ កុំទៅបោះឆ្នោត)

(By Pech Sotheary / Khmer Times (News) / 01st-3-2018)
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday chided a Norway-based organisation that recently called on people not to vote in the upcoming national election because it will be illegitimate without participation from the dissolved CNRP. 904 more words


Cambodia 'shocked' by 'disrespectful' U.S. aid cut, says democracy intact


PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia said on Wednesday it was saddened and shocked by a “disrespectful” U.S. decision to rein back aid programs because of perceived democratic setbacks and defended its record on democracy. 320 more words