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You cannot eat sour soup all the time. You will want to change.

Uy Sopha
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You know who I am. I am Seang Chet, the one who was released from prison. Vote for the CNRP.

Seang Chet
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Seang Chet uses a loudspeaker to announce the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s policies as his rally passes through Kampong Siem district.

Once-jailed ex-commune chief in Kampong Cham helps wife recapture his seat

Our society always says that women don’t need to engage in politics, that they should stay home. But politics is our life after all.

Mu Sochua
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CNRP lauds female candidates

They will be beaten until their teeth come out.

Defence Minister Tea Banh
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Opposition protesters will be ‘beaten’: Banh

I will do whatever I can to continue and to reinforce the CNRP’s mission to rescue our nation from dictatorship, obscurantism and deadly corruption.

Sam Rainsy
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Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy criticises the ruling party, comparing their governance to the Khmer Rouge regime, in a video posted to his Facebook page. Facebook

Out of government’s reach, former opposition leader Rainsy plays ‘bad cop’

I think our prime minister is learning from Donald Trump, by painting some media as fake news or against the government.

Cham Bunteth
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PM uses WEF to lecture the press

The Cambodian People’s Party must win elections, every election … War will happen if the CPP does not control the country anymore.

Hun Sen
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Unrest to be met by military, Prime Minister says

The court must have the principle of justice.

Youk Chhang
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Stay a ‘denial of due process’

You don’t harm anyone. I understand love, we cannot change the hearts of humans.

Chhay Bora
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A poster from filmmaker Sok Visal’s new feature, Poppy Goes To Hollywood, that flips the script on traditional portrayals of LGBT characters in Cambodian cinema. Photo supplied

Rules allowing censorship of depictions of homosexuality criticised

You don’t harm anyone. I understand love . . . We cannot change the hearts of humans.

Chhay Bora
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A poster from filmmaker Sok Visal’s new feature, Poppy Goes To Hollywood, that flips the script on traditional portrayals of LGBT characters in Cambodian cinema. Photo supplied

Rules allowing censorship of depictions of homosexuality criticised

I would say this is 50 percent honesty; the other half is the lack of political will.

Long Panhavuth
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Staying Khmer Rouge tribunal cases mulled

The health of the press is the indication of democracy . . . For democracy to flourish, we want to see pluralistic, diversified media outlets.

Cambodian Institute for Media Studies Director Moeun Chhean Nariddh
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On World Press Freedom Day, CPP touts record on free speech

I think what they did completely violated the law, freedom of expression and did not follow democracy.

Nheab Sam Oeun
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Police remove ‘Adhoc 5’ banners, claiming message was anti-government

If you look at the pictures, it looks like they are there to protect them, but they are here to threaten [workers].

Am Sam Ath
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A construction worker wearing a headband bearing the slogan ‘our rights’ in Khmer waits near the Russian Embassy, where more than 1,000 workers had gathered for a march to mark International Workers’ Day yesterday. However, the marchers were greeted with barricades and riot police yesterday in Phnom Penh.

International Workers’ Day march stopped by police near National Assembly

In the current situation, there are some roads they can walk, but we cannot walk. Some words they can speak, but we cannot speak.

Kem Sokha
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Sokha tells US crowds of CPP ‘intimidation’

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