Cambodia’s former opposition leader calls for election boycott

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Apr 8 : Cambodia’s former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn’t allowed to take part. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the Supreme Court last November at the request […]

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Mar 3 : Cambodia’s prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016. The White House said on Tuesday it was suspending or curtailing several […]

Cambodia’s ruling party set to sweep Senate election

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 23 : The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Hun Sen is poised to sweep a Senate election at the weekend, helping to consolidate the prime minister’s rule of more than 30 years amid a crackdown on the opposition. Sunday’s election for 58 members of the 62-strong Senate […]

Germany suspends visas for Cambodian govt members over crackdown

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 22 : Germany said on Thursday it has suspended preferential visas for private travel by members of Cambodia’s government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, following a government crackdown on the opposition. The visa suspension is the latest action taken against Hun Sen’s government by a Western country following […]

Japan donates ballot boxes worth $7.5 mln for Cambodia election

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 21 : Japan donated over 10,000 ballot boxes for Cambodia’s 2018 election on Wednesday, the first international aid for the vote after European Union and the United States withdrew their support following the dissolution of the main opposition party. Rights groups and members of the dissolved Cambodia National […]