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  • Hun Sen gives a speech in Phnom Penh yesterday in which pledged the 2018 elections will go forward ‘no matter what’. Facebook Hun Sen seeks to clarify remarks, pledging that elections will take place ‘no matter what’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen hit back yesterday at suggestions that he would consider postponing this year’s elections, saying they will go on as scheduled “no matter what happens” – an apparent effort to clarify his remarks in a speech the day before that an election cannot be held “in a chaotic country”. “With no more explanation, I’d like to just confirm that the already-set schedule for the Senate Election on February 25, 2018 and the National Election on July 29, 2018 will not be changed,” he wrote in a Facebook post. On Wednesday, Hun Sen said it would be difficult to hold an election amidst...

  • Sam Yom, 68, with a photograph of ‘Bi’, who is said to have been the first to strike a blow against Bardez. Nearly a century after the bloody murder of a French colonial official, a village still bears the mark of the ‘beast’

    The road to Kraang Leav village, branching off the main highway five minutes northwest of Kampong Chhnang town, leads to a moss-covered stupa boxed in by a stone fence. A plaque identifies it, though the words – “Bardez Stupa” – don’t convey the true weight of its history. On this spot nearly 93 years ago, in April of 1925, the blood-soaked body of Felix Louis Bardez lay. Bardez was a French administrator and the résident of Kampong Chhnang, who was killed by an angry mob while on a mission to collect delinquent taxes from villagers. His death, the only known murder in the 20th century of...

Prime Minister Hun Sen clarifies remarks in which he said elections could not take place in a 'chaotic' country.

Former CNRP leaders Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy at a rally in 2014, before the former was jailed, the latter went into exile and their party was dissolved.

Cases against CNRP are making progress

Court cases and investigations involving former Cambodia National Rescue Party officials are continuing apace, with new charges laid against opposition leader Sam Rainsy, another...

Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new...

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn speaks to supporters in Kandal province earlier this week. Facebook

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: We welcome US’s comments on 7 January

Editor, I read with disappointment the article under the negative title Foreign minister lashes out at US over Khmer Rouge ‘support’ published in The Phnom Penh Post on January 17, in which the editors reported that: “In commemoration...

Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new...

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