Politics
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and US President Donald Trump at the ASEAN Summit in Manila in November 2017.

US Urges End to Harassment of Ex-Opposition Members

The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply troubled” by the death of a former opposition official in detention amid a wave of judicial harassment against ex-members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

General of the National Police

Police Chief Urges Vigilance Against Popular Uprisings

National Police Chief Neth Savoeun has added to ongoing government rhetoric raising fears of popular uprisings by announcing on Thursday that Cambodia was under threat from revolutionary movements and calling for police to stay alert.

Hun Sen at the National Assembly's 6th mandate on September 5, 2018. Image: Chorn Chanren

Hun Sen Ponders How to Prevent a Gov’t Overthrow

Prime Minister Hun Sen last week issued a letter to officials that seemed to reveal concerns that changes in the political situation at the grassroots level in Cambodia could cause risks for his usual mechanisms for maintaining control and power.

Pardoned CNRP Prisoner Plans Return to Cambodia

Meach Sovannara, a dual U.S.-Cambodian citizen and former opposition official, says he has plans to return to Cambodia for the first time since he was released almost four years into a 20-year prison sentence for “insurrection” last year.

Sin Chanpeou Rozeth leaves the Battambang Provincial Court after being questioned on May 9. (Pich Chamrong/VOD)

Noodle Interrogations Continue in Battambang

Six more former opposition officials were to be questioned at the Battambang Provincial Court on Thursday as those leaving the interrogations maintained they have the

Sok Touch

Border Expert Sok Touch Sued by Anti-Immigrant Party

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court summoned Royal Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch for questioning after the Khmer Rise Party complained that he illegally interfered with its petition imploring the country to reclaim a southern island from Vietnam.