Team Cambodia suffered two setbacks in the 2010 Homeless World Cup in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, going down 8-2 to Namibia and 7-4 to Croatia in secondary stage group matches. Hosts Brazil, meanwhile, took firm control of the elite group with stunning 3-1 and 8-2 victories over past winners Ukraine and prolific scoring Ghana respectively. Chile produced the day's biggest win with a 14-1 thumping of Luxembourg, while Poland pulled off a slender 5-4 win over Russia in a fiercely contested game. Ireland's 8-4 victory over Italy was one of the highlights of the tournament’s fourth day of action.
Cambodia struggle at Homeless World Cup
- 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