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Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks to supporters about the newly launched Cambodia National Rescue Movement in New York. Facebook

Sokha does not support Rainsy’s ‘movement’, lawyer says

Publication date 21 January 2018 | 15:54 | ICT

Jailed former Cambodia National Rescue Party President Kem Sokha does not support a new movement established by his CNRP predecessor Sam Rainsy, his lawyer and close adviser confirmed Saturday.

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  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    Hun Sen critic in US Congress won't seek re-election

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 16:20 | ICT

    One of the loudest voices in Washington condemning Cambodia’s recent political crackdown has announced his intention not to seek reelection to the US House of Representatives.

  • CNRP activist Chan Sithat (second row, fifth from left) celebrates with other CNRP members after their victory in the local elections in Pailin’s Stung Kach commune in June. Photo supplied

    Former CNRP politicians accused of discrimination by ethnic Vietnamese

    Publication date 10 January 2018 | 07:09 | ICT

    Two former CNRP members were questioned at the Pailin Provincial Court yesterday in relation to a complaint allegedly filed by three ethnic Vietnamese individuals after the duo questioned their nationality during the 2016 voter regi

  • Cambodian Youth Party President Pich Sros speaks to the press after filing a complaint to the Interior Ministry seeking the dissolution of the opposition CNRP in October. Facebook

    Cambodian Youth Party releases policy proposals

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 19:06 | ICT

    The Cambodian Youth Party – whose litigious leader Pich Sros first initiated the proceedings against the now-dissolved CNRP – released a short policy document last night promising better education and health services in the country,

  • The former CNRP leadership — president Kem Sokha and (from left) deputies Pol Ham, Mu Sochua and Eng Chhay Eang — raise hands at a meeting in March 2017.

    National Police ordered to analyse banned opposition members’ finances

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 06:51 | ICT

    A National Police action plan has set as a priority the collection of financial information on 118 senior ex-Cambodia National Rescue Party members, with an Interior Ministry official saying asset seizures were a possibility if part

  • The ballot order for next month’s Senate election is displayed at a National Election Committee event earlier today, with the ruling CPP taking the top spot. Soth Koemsoeun

    CPP takes first ballot spot in random draw

    Publication date 08 January 2018 | 20:11 | ICT

    The National Election Committee held a random draw to determine the ballot order for next month’s Senate election, with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party taking the first spot.

  • A screenshot from the documentary Marching Towards National Salvation, which was broadcast on television and social media last night. Facebook

    Analysis: In new propaganda documentary, Hun Sen attempts to ‘rewrite history’

    Publication date 05 January 2018 | 06:55 | ICT

    ‘There is a miraculous story that I remember even now,” says Prime Minister Hun Sen, with a pause, in a glossy new documentary that aired in Cambodia on Wednesday night.

  • French army paratroopers stand at attention as local people watch the ceremony marking the full deployment of French Untac peacekeeping troops in 1992. Stefan Ellis/AFP

    Hun Sen says he, not Untac, brought peace to Cambodia in 90s

    Publication date 05 January 2018 | 07:20 | ICT

    Three days ahead of the highly politicised January 7 holiday marking the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) for its alleged failure to bring peace

  • A screenshot from the documentary Marching Towards National Salvation, which was broadcast on television and social media last night, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen recounts his defection from the Khmer Rouge and his return with a Vietnamese-backed force to re-take Phnom Penh. Facebook

    Documentary recounting Hun Sen’s role in Vietnamese invasion divides opinion

    Publication date 04 January 2018 | 19:04 | ICT

    A glossy biopic of Prime Minister Hun Sen that premiered with much fanfare on Cambodian television last night has divided public opinion, with critics suggesting the documentary amounts to propaganda.

  • Grassroots Democracy Party activists set up a new party billboard in Siem Reap province last month.

    GDP announces policies

    Publication date 03 January 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

    Seemingly sounding the 2018 election bugle, the nascent Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) yesterday released five major policy initiatives it will implement if it manages the herculean task of winning against the incumbent Cambodian

  • Beehive Radio founder Mam Sonando attends a protest at the Ministry of Labour in 2014. Sonando posted a letter announcing his resignation yesterday, only to take it down hours later.

    Sonando claims resignation letter only posted to ‘test’ reaction

    Publication date 03 January 2018 | 09:03 | ICT

    Often-critical broadcaster Mam Sonando published a letter on Facebook yesterday resigning from his popular Beehive Radio station, only to later delete the post, maintaining he only wanted to “test” the public’s reaction.