Eric P Schwartz, the US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, is scheduled to visit Cambodia later this month. In a statement issued by the US State Department on Monday, it was announced Schwartz would attend a UN meeting in Australia on June 8-9 before flying to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The statement said he will meet with government officials and “international organisations implementing assistance programs” in the three countries.
Us envoy prepares for Cambodia visit
- Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN
Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide
- CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved
- News Analysis: Defiance can last for how long?
The Cambodian government has so far stood strong in the face of mounting international pressure over its treatment of critics, but analysts, diplomats and ruling party officials now wonder how long the defiance can last. The European Union has led the firestorm of criticism, threatening
- ‘Freedom fighters’ or ‘foreign puppets?’
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official Meach Sovannara was joined by supporters at a rally in California on Saturday, where a US lawmaker hailed members of the outlawed opposition as “great freedom fighters”. However, a Cambodian government spokesman said such a phrase belonged to