Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 14 : Up to 50 Chinese nationals have been detained in Cambodia as part of a crackdown on prostitution rings in Sihanoukville province, a Chinese investment hub, the provincial governor said on Tuesday. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is a close ally of Beijing and the Southeast Asian […]

Cambodia’s Hun Sen says will give speech to U.N. after “flawed election”

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 6 : Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday he will give a speech to the United Nations General Assembly after claiming victory in a much-criticised election last month. Although official results won’t be announced until mid-August, Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said it had […]

Cambodia PM slams opposition vote boycott, challenges critics

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 2 : Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at an election boycott by the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Thursday, just days after his party claimed victory in what rights groups say was a flawed general election. Hun Sen, 65, whose Cambodian People’s Party […]

Cambodia’s Hun Sen takes selfies in first appearance since controversial election

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 1 : Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, 65, whose party claimed victory in a general election that many have said was neither free nor fair, met with supporters for the first time since the vote on Wednesday. The former Khmer Rouge commander, who has ruled Cambodia for […]

Cambodia to form new govt after election that opposition calls ‘farce’

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, July 31 : The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will form a new government within 60 days, its spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after a general election that critics called neither free nor fair, after the main opposition was disbanded last year. King Norodom Sihamoni will invite all […]

Cambodia wakes to another era of Hun Sen rule after ‘flawed’ election

By Prak Chan Thul and Amy Sawitta Lefevre PHNOM PENH, July 30 : Cambodia woke on Monday to another chapter of rule by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, a day after a general election in which his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) declared victory but one which rights groups said was neither free nor fair. The […]