In a speech yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed displeasure over questions about his health raised in a Southeast Asia Globe article earlier this month. Facebook

Hun Sen fires back at comments about his health

Publication date 16 January 2018 | 06:54 | ICT

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took umbrage with an article published by the Southeast Asia Globe in which three foreign observers commented on his health, challenging the trio to a golf or chess match to prove his vitality.



  • Seven of eight Vietnamese nationals who were arrested in Mondulkiri last Wednesday for illegal logging activities allegedly carried out for a local firm. Photo supplied

    Vietnamese nationals arrested for logging

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:18 | ICT

    Eight Vietnamese nationals were sent to pre-trial detention on Saturday after being arrested last week for allegedly illegally logging on behalf of a local firm in Mondulkiri province.

  • Demonstrators shout slogans at the National Assembly during a protest against the then-proposed NGO law in July of 2015.

    New Lango committee formed

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:23 | ICT

    The government has created a new interministerial committee to manage the activities of international NGOs, with an Interior Ministry official yesterday saying the body was intended to monitor organisations’ compliance with the

  • Teen accused in rape of 3-year-old

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:24 | ICT

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested late last week after he used a smartphone game to lure his 3-year-old neighbour away in order to allegedly rape her in Takeo’s Prey Kabbas district, police said yesterday.

  • Soldiers make their way across an obstacle course on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Saturday.

    Up and over: Victory over Genocide Day events continue

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:27 | ICT

    Members of the armed forces navigate an obstacle course at an exhibition on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Saturday.

  • Cop arrested over grenade attack

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:28 | ICT

    Authorities in Kampong Thom province have arrested a Military Police officer suspected of throwing a grenade into a prosecutor’s home more than three years ago.

  • Former Equitable Cambodia staffer Chan Vichet speaks to reporters in 2013.

    Court overturns NGO’s defamation conviction

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

    The Appeal Court on Friday overturned defamation convictions for three staffers from NGO Equitable Cambodia (EC) brought by a former employee.

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen tries his hand at piloting a cyclo at a meeting with cyclo drivers in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook

    Hun Sen marks 33 years in power

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:43 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen marked 33 years in power yesterday, claiming he had maintained his tight grip on power through democratic, not dictatorial, means – while also lamenting that he was unable to step down due to the Kingdom’s nee

  • Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks to supporters about the newly launched Cambodia National Rescue Movement in New York. Facebook

    Rainsy, ex-CNRP officials form ‘Rescue Movement’

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:54 | ICT

    Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy announced over the weekend the creation of a new “movement” to counter an ongoing political crackdown, though concerns were raised from within the now-dissolved CNRP that it could further divide t

  • Health Ministry officials educate staff on an H5N1 outbreak in Kampong Cham in December. Another outbreak was discovered in Phnom Penh last week. Photo supplied

    New avian flu outbreak found in Phnom Penh

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:59 | ICT

    Officials have urged the public to take precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of the H5N1 virus, or avian flu, following a new outbreak in the capital’s Sen Sok district, which prompted officials to cull more than 100

  • Doctors treat an emergency case at main Kantha Bopha hospital in Phnom Penh in July. Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced plans to create a second foundation to help keep the hospitals running.

    Hun Sen promises new fund to keep Kantha Bopha hospitals running

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:58 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced plans to form a second foundation to raise funds to keep the Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals afloat, though with the government poised to take over management of the hospitals, one observ