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Party Competition Cambodian Style - No Impunity At The End?

Partyforumseasia: In February we had last commented on the ongoing brutality against opposition members  in Cambodia’s Parliament. While CNRP leader Sam Rainsy is in exile again and a well orchestrated campaign is trying to destroy his deputy Kem Sokha over an alleged extramarital affair, there is a not really expected follow-up to the brutal beatings of CNRP members in front of parliament. 182 more words

Political Parties In Southeast Asia

Cambodian Opposition Fights Back With IT-Solutions

Partyforumseasia: The peaceful handover from a military junta to a victorious opposition in Myanmar notwithstanding, Southeast Asian domestic politics is hardball from the textbook. Eliminating opposition when it develops into dangerous competition is not the most elegant or democratic way of staying in power, but it works. 403 more words

Political Parties In Southeast Asia

Cambodia: Losing Face With Facebook?

Partyforumseasia: Politicians cannot be everywhere in person but they can be omnipresent in the media and especially the social media. Facebook has been discovered as a popularity gauge and booster by practically all leaders  world-wide and of course in Southeast Asia. 336 more words

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Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy (Khmer: សម រង្ស៊ី IPA: ; born March 10, 1949) is a Cambodian politician who most recently served as the Minority Leader… 366 more words

The Law As Political Weapon In Southeast Asia

Partyforumseasia: World wide, there is a certain connectivity between law and justice, but the law, in most cases a result of politics anyway, is rather often a sharp political instrument as well. 426 more words

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Sam Sary and the little whips of history

In November Sam Rainsy, inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s  election victory in Myanmar, began comparing himself to the Burmese heroine. Like Suu Kyi, he was the son of a freedom-fighter, and like her he would lead his people to victory. 902 more words


EU resolution: less and more than meets the eye

There was not really much new last week when Sam Rainsy had some of his friends persuade the European Parliament to pass a motion telling the Cambodian government what it should be doing. 1,674 more words