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Cambodia orders US NGO to close, expels foreign staff

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© AFP/File | Hun Sen is seen as cracking down on critics before the next election

PHNOM PENH (AFP) – Cambodia on Wednesday closed a prominent American NGO and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country, the latest salvo by Prime Minister Hun Sen against perceived critics before a general election next year.The order comes a day after the strongman premier threatened the Cambodia Daily, one of the country’s few remaining critical newspapers, with closure over an alleged unpaid tax bill of $6.3 million, calling them “thieves”. 389 more words

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Laos Says It Will Withdraw Troops as Cambodia's Hun Sen Visits

By REUTERS

AUG. 12, 2017, 2:12 A.M. E.D.T.

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement on Saturday for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border after Cambodia accused Laos of sending troops into its territory, the leaders of both countries said. 305 more words

Cambodia PM accuses Laos troops of border trespass

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen accused neighboring Laos on Friday of sending troops into Cambodian land in April and said they must leave by an August 17 deadline and that he was mobilizing soldiers to the border area. 102 more words

Democracy continues to be undermined in Cambodia

Written by Catherine Morris.

Cambodia’s elections are always a bell-weather of peace and human rights in the country.

In the 4 June 2017 local commune elections, seven million people, more than… 1,342 more words

Cambodia

Cambodian Court Upholds Prison Term for Land Rights Activist -- The government granted a land concession to a Cambodian tycoon and a Chinese company

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUG. 8, 2017, 2:15 A.M. E.D.T.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court on Tuesday upheld a 2½-year prison term against a prominent land rights activist accused of inciting violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence, as dozens of her supporters outside conducted a “cursing ceremony” against national leaders and judges. 390 more words

Cambodia--Civil Servants and the State

August 5, 2017

Cambodia–Civil Servants and the State

by David Hutt

http://www.newmandela.org

There are times when the work of a journalist in Cambodia is made so easy. 894 more words

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