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As Anti-U.S. Felling Grows in Cambodia, China Cashes In

If it’s business as usual with Washington, as Phnom Penh’s Ministry of Commerce claims, what’s behind Hun Sen’s increasingly fevered rhetoric?


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MPs flee Cambodia crackdown -- "I don't intend to sit and wait for a kangaroo court to give us a trial that is a total joke." -- "Repression is becoming Cambodia's new normal."


© AFP / by Sally MAIRS | Cambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua speaking during an interview at an undisclosed location in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AFP) – Two late-night text messages in an hour, one from sources in the military, the other from the cops, warned Cambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua her arrest was at hand.The next day she bolted from the country, joining half of the kingdom’s opposition lawmakers in self-exile. 656 more words

Cambodian Opposition Leader Calls for Sanctions on Leadership


OCT. 4, 2017, 5:36 A.M. E.D.T.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

(Reuters) – An opposition leader who said she fled Cambodia in fear of arrest called on Western donors on Wednesday to impose targeted sanctions on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to save democracy in the Southeast Asian nation. 771 more words

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Regression is Getting Worse

Written by Joshua Kurlantzick.

Over the past five years, as I have documented in a number of books, articles, and policy papers, Southeast Asia, once seen as a potential model of democratic transition, has regressed badly. 1,213 more words


Cambodia's Hun Sen Urges Arrests of Opposition 'Rebels in the City' -- "This isn't over yet with one arrest, I would like to send out a message."


OCT. 2, 2017, 2:39 A.M. E.D.T.

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia could make more arrests of people linked to a plot to overthrow the government, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, attacking opposition figures as “rebels in the city” bent on staging a “color revolution”, despite past failures. 287 more words

United States Says Cambodian Accusations All False -- "Inaccurate, misleading and baseless"


SEPT. 12, 2017, 3:48 A.M. E.D.T.

PHNOM PENH — The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia rejected government accusations of interference as “inaccurate, misleading and baseless” on Tuesday, and called for the immediate release of opposition leader Kem Sokha. 128 more words

Lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn on the implications of continued attacks on the free press

Following the shutdown of The Cambodia Daily newspaper in Phnom Penh, Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn wrote for the Irish Examiner about the implications of the continued  attacks on the free press in the west and elsewhere. 1,024 more words

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