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I hope that people will not just look at this film as a history lesson but they will walk away with a new love and respect for the country.

Angelina Jolie
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King Norodom Sihamoni gives flowers to Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Jolie’s new film First They Killed My Father on Saturday in Siem Reap. Str/Afp

Jolie unveils new film First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap

We have to assume, differently from the government of Donald Trump, that climate change is coming. Up until now it’s been half-hearted ... We’ve not been serious about this.

Dr. Mey Kalyan
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Flooded forests burning last year at the Prek Toal bird sanctuary in Battambang Province.

The new normal: facing climate change

It’s very encouraging that clear progress is being made toward ending the exploitation of children who have been unnecessarily institutionalised.

Friends International's James Sutherland
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Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth speaks at the Ministry’s annual meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

Government shutters 56 shelters

We don’t understand how they can threaten to dissolve a party that is so popular, that got so many votes in 2013 despite the breaches and irregularities. The EU needs to act if it wants to remain credible.

Ramon Tremosa i Balcells
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EU Ambassador George Edgar speaks during a press conference last year in Phnom Penh.

Party Law draws EU eyes

No matter [whether you’re] Cambodian, as well as foreigners, tell all your friends, if you support the colour revolution, prepare your own coffin.

Phay Siphan
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Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at an inauguration ceremony for the Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge yesterday in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district. Facebook

PM files lawsuit against analyst

If I was still the president, and the party gets dissolved, is there a benefit? It only damages our interests, the party’s interests and the nation’s interest.

Sam Rainsy
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Opposition acting president Kem Sokha walks past a portrait of former president  Sam Rainsy yesterday at the party headquarters in Phnom Penh.

With gov’t poised to use convictions against CNRP, Rainsy exits ‘for good of party’

I think that [the CPP] would not dare to do this. If they do it, it’s like it kills itself, it does not profit, and only unites together the same Khmers [against it].

Anonymous government adviser
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Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) shakes hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy during a meeting at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh in 2013. Tang Chhin Sothy

Party over for opposition? Cambodia watchers wonder if CPP really will dissolve CNRP

The Kunthea story brought me much pain. I am still very shocked and afraid; I stay indoors, in my house, and I don’t work in Phnom Penh anymore.

Dim Sreyoun
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A sex worker interacts with customers near Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom last year. The recent death of a sex worker nearby has cast a pall over the women who ply their trade there.

Sex worker's death haunts women of Wat Phnom

I am speechless after having received the summons. [It can be] seen clearly on social media pictures that I was surrounded and beaten by five or six security guards, and I was helped by the people – if not, I would had got serious injuries or lost my life.

Am Sam Ath
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Beaten activists are now suspects

It shows they record everyone’s conversations and use them as they please.

Anonymous CNRP lawmaker
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CNRP lawmaker Real Camerin prepares to sign in to a session at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh in 2015.

Continued opposition FB leaks add to tapping fears

We consider [our] forces are the forces that can stop or prevent it from implementing its desires easily.

Defence Minister Tea Banh
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Defence Minister Tea Banh speaks at the National Defence University last week in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied

Banh warns of ‘hurricane’ of change

Quite clearly, Hun Sen’s take away from the 2013 election was to leave nothing to chance next time around, and in his world view that apparently means using the laws to obliterate the opposition.

Human Rights Watch's Phil Robertson
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Sam Rainsy (left) and Prime Minister Hun Sen shake hands after sealing a deal to end a yearlong parliamentary boycott in 2014.

Hun Sen mulls rules to dissolve parties for individual’s wrongdoing

It seems like now Hun Sen has no shame. The end objective of all of this is to put the whole main opposition on their knees.

Anonymous analyst
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Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks in the National Assembly in Phnom Penh earlier this week. Photo supplied.

PM Hun Sen tells ministers to ignore CNRP requests to appear at assembly

When the verdict is definitive, freeze . . . [and] sell those assets. I heard that the party’s headquarters is in Sam Rainsy’s name, so sell the party headquarters at auction.

Hun Sen
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Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng vote to strip CNRP deputy president Kem Sokha of his ‘minority leader’ title yesterday at the National Assembly. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the session. Photo supplied

Hun Sen demands $1M in Sam Rainsy defamation suit as CNRP stripped of status

It is fundamental for a free country that is strongly built on democratic principles. It’s not about Kem Sokha, or Sar Kheng or Sam Rainsy or anybody, it’s about an institution.

CNRP lawmaker Mu Sochua
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CNRP officials meet to discuss the upcoming elections and opposition strategy at the party headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied

CNRP to boycott ‘minority’ status vote

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