Politics
Zsombor Peter, a former Cambodia Daily associate editor, works at his computer in the newsroom in Phnom Penh on September 3, 2017, when staff produced the final issue of the newspaper. (Ben Woods)

Cambodia Daily Reporters’ Trial Set for Tuesday

The trial of former Cambodia Daily journalists Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, charged three years ago as the newspaper shut down amid a government crackdown, has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the Ratanakiri Provincial Court.

Demonstrators, including activist Sath Pha (front center), rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh on October 23, 2020 (Mech Dara/VOD)

US Lawmakers Call for More Sanctions Against Cambodia

Citing an “alarming deterioration” in Cambodia’s democratic rule, a group of U.S. politicians appealed to their government to ramp up sanctions against Phnom Penh, as analysts said pressure from the U.S. was likely to rise with the coming change in administration.

CNRP co-founder Kem Sokha, center, and GDP co-founder Yang Saing Koma, right, during a visit to a farm in Pursat province in November 2020, in this photograph posted to Saing Koma's Twitter page.

Time to Find New Way Forward in Politics, Defectors, Minor Parties Say

After three years without a viable political opposition, politicians who stand apart or have broken from the outlawed main opposition party say the old vehicle of the CNRP should be left aside to give people with grievances a chance to participate in politics again.

A T-shirt worn by five people arrested in Tbong Khmum province on October 3, 2020, which reads, "Thank you for peace, but respect Article 2 of the Constitution."

CNRP T-Shirt Distributor Questioned in Tbong Khmum Court

A CNRP activist who distributed T-shirts saying “Thank you for peace, but respect Article 2 of the Constitution” was questioned in court on Thursday as his brother railed that authorities “keep hunting down and persecuting people and do not allow them to live peacefully.”

Doung Dara, an assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen, (seated, in white shirt) meets with people in Kampot province on November 6, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

PM’s Assistant Asks ‘What Did I Do Wrong?’ After Dozens Quarantined

An assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen told a local media outlet that he didn’t know he was supposed to be in quarantine as he visited coastal areas — causing dozens to go into quarantine — despite being an indirect contact to a visiting diplomat who tested positive for Covid-19 after leaving the country.