EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader

By Daphne Psaledakis BRUSSELS, Sept 13 : The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the international outcry over his detainment. On Monday, Sokha was moved to house arrest in the capital, Phnom Penh, after spending more than a year in jail on treason charges. He […]

U.S. urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Sept 11 : The United States urged Cambodia’s government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest. Kem Sokha was released from prison on Monday after spending more than a year in jail on […]

Cambodian opposition leader released but put under house arrest

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Sept 10 : Hundreds of supporters of the leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party Kem Sokha gathered outside his house on Monday after he was released on bail after spending more than a year in jail on treason charges. “He was released on bail and he is under monitoring […]

Two Cambodian journalists facing spying charges freed on bail

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 21 : Two Cambodian journalists charged with espionage for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station were freed on bail on Tuesday, in a move seen by a rights group as a government bid to improve its image weeks after a disputed election. The case of the […]

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 […]