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Opposition leader Sam Rainsy (left) and Prime Minister Hun Sen shake hands in front of the Senate

One year in the making
CNRP, CPP strike deal to end political stalemate

Sochua free

Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released
Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy strike deal to end boycott

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Cambodian Center for Human Rights chairman Ou Virak
on opposition lawmakers detained on insurrection charges being freed after political resolution

Leading today

Long wait over for rookie MPs

Long Botta sits in his garden with his wife last year

As the nation yesterday celebrated the end of a nearly year-long political deadlock, Rotana Pin, a first-time lawmaker elected under the Cambodia National Rescue Party umbrella, was quietly relishing his party’s chance to finally push back against

Eyes turn to legislation passed without CNRP

After months of decrying the one-party National Assembly as illegitimate and vowing to amend any flawed legislation passed during a parliamentary boycott, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, by agreeing to take its seats yesterday, is about to get

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Sochua free

Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released

The longest parliamentary impasse in Cambodian history looks to have ended with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party agreeing to take their seats in parliament exchange for political concessions from the gove

Rainsy returns again

Rainsy returns to political turmoil

Seven of his party's lawmakers-elect are in jail, more may be soon to follow and the negotiations to end Cambodia's near year-long political deadlock have come to a grinding halt.