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I tried to stand up for peace and survival of the nation and people. Please maintain peace and prevent war.

Hun Sen
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April 17 reflects party divide

It's as if there's blood in the water and Cambodia is circling. But Cambodia as shark? Who are they kidding?

Ear Sophal
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US Ambassador William Heidt speaks at the opening of a Coca-Cola factory in Phnom Penh in December as Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) looks on.

Ruling party ramps up criticism of US

We used to be able to go from village to village but now Cambodia and Laos fight like cats and dogs.

Sing In
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Cambodian border policeman Sing In found himself at the centre of a strange prisoner swap after being arrested while visiting his wife in Laos.

Bizarre twist at the Laos border

If there is no permission, how can we arrange the technical equipment, and who is going to take the responsibility when something wrong happens?

Wildlife conservationist Nheum Thy
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Villagers gather to look at the body of Atork, an elephant that was shot by police in Mondulkiri on Friday after a rampage that destroyed homes and terrified locals.

Elephant put down after fatal rampage

Has the CNRP been dissolved? ... They should pay attention to the terror [attacks] in Paris and London. They should not be giving a headache to Phnom Penh.

Sok Eysan
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European Parliamentarian Ramon Tremosa (left) at a meeting in Brussels in 2011. Tremosa and a number of other EP members formed a bloc called Group in Support of Democracy in Cambodia this week. CONVERGENCIA DEMOCRATICA DE CATALUNYA/FLICKR

World MPs see rights crisis in Kingdom

Russia has limited resources ... There is this new push to break out of the isolation from the sanctions, do anything to one up the United States, and there is an opening there in Cambodia.

Carl Thayer
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi in May last year. AFP

Kingdom a warm respite for Russia

Forgive the loan ... It’s the other way around. It’s the Americans who owe the Cambodians money.

Chhang Song
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Marshal Lon Nol’s soldiers lay down their weapons after surrendering to the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. AFP

Cambodia, appealing war-era debt, tells US: you owe us

I feel [it’s been] so long [since] I’ve been there and I just feel like I should meet my ancestors. I’m afraid they don’t know me anymore.

Sok Rathanak
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Sok family members decorate and light incense sticks.

Chinese festival honours departed

We were absolutely terrified, but it would be much worse than that if we were sent back to Vietnam. They will arrest, jail or kill us.

Anonymous Montagnard
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Police vehicles sit outside a house where Montagnard asylum seekers are housed in Phnom Penh. POST STAFF

Montagnards flee to Thailand, fearing return to persecution in Vietnam

This was to ignite the anger of the public and to believe that the killing of Kem Ley was done by the government, or the state.

Ky Tech
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Former CNRP president Sam Rainsy, seen here speaking via Skype feed yesterday at a memorial for victims of a 1997 grenade attack on an opposition rally, was convicted on the same day by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of defamation and incitement for suggesting the government killed political analyst Kem Ley.

Rainsy sentenced yet again for defamation

Opposition in Cambodia remains an occupation for the brave.

Sebastian Strangio
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Twenty years after deadly grenade attack, threat of political violence remains

This is really against women’s rights and human rights. Even if the women agree to sell their breast milk, they are targeting poor and undereducated women.

executive director of Gender and Development for Cambodia Ros Sopheap
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Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi speaks at the release of the ministry’s annual report yesterday in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia bans breast milk exports after international media coverage

To avoid conflict is to not insult each other. Each party can raise their own policies, but do not discredit others.

Hun Sen
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Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at an inauguration ceremony yesterday in Kratie province. FACEBOOK

Hun Sen tells parties to refrain from insults, drawing accusations of hypocrisy

Failures in the investigation of this heinous act can only serve to compound the injustice already suffered by the family of Kem Ley.

Champa Patel
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Oeut Ang, also known as Choub Samlab, or ‘meet to kill’, sits in a prison truck yesterday upon arrival at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of political analyst Kem Ley last July.

‘Choub Samlab’ gets life in prison

Hun Sen can shoot his mouth off all he wants. Cambodia isn’t important enough to get a Trump tweet.

Carl Thayer
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US Democratic Representative from California Alan Lowenthal speaks at a press conference last year in Washington DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

With Trump, Congress takes lead on Kingdom