Australia’s ‘dance with dictators’: Country expected to stay mum on rights abuses with Asean leaders in town
While calls from all corners have demanded Australia take Cambodia to task – not only for its political crackdown but also for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s threats to beat up protesters on Australian soil – observers say any such confrontation
Publication date 09 March 2018 | 07:43 | ICT
In celebration of International Women’s Rights Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to nominate more female secretaries and undersecretaries of state if he were given another mandate while chiding his ministers for not having hired m
Publication date 08 March 2018 | 07:00 | ICT
In a speech to garment workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen repeated his pledge to serve “not less th
Publication date 07 March 2018 | 06:58 | ICT
Veteran political figure Mam Sonando has signalled he will once again take the reins of his Beehive Social Democratic Party just months out from Cambodia’s national elections, in a move critics say undermines democracy and plays int
Publication date 06 March 2018 | 07:00 | ICT
Following the redistribution of seats held by the now-dissolved opposition, female representation in local politics increased slightly but remains low, according to figures obtained this week, with women’s rights organisations deman
Publication date 05 March 2018 | 06:52 | ICT
A set of controversial laws and constitutional amendments was quietly signed by Senate President Say Chhum in place of the King last week, going into effect immediately despite the Justice Ministry previously claiming there would be
Publication date 27 February 2018 | 07:01 | ICT
Fresh off a clean sweep in the Senate elections on Sunday, a ruling party spokesman and newly elected senator yesterday espoused the benefits of one-party rule in Cambodia, pointing to the example of chief patron China while glossin
Publication date 27 February 2018 | 07:54 | ICT
The Candlelight Party yesterday met to amend its bylaws to allow it to dissolve the party with a simple majority vote, while reiterating that it will boycott July’s elections.
Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:14 | ICT
Before a crowd of about 70 of his peers on Saturday, Khath Sothy walked up to the podium and started to list his resume.
Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:07 | ICT
Absent any legitimate competition, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 elected seats in Sunday’s Senate elections, giving it near-absolute control in the upper house of parliament, according to preliminary results.
Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:51 | ICT
Slain political commentator Kem Ley’s brother over the weekend announced the creation of a new political party called Kem Ley Party, a move that was quickly denounced by Ley’s widow, Bou Rachana.
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