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Prime Minister Hun Sen (center) observes fish and frog ponds at the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Center in Prey Veng province in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page on July 14, 2020.

Covid-19 to Help Boost Cambodia’s Agricultural Sector, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has touted Cambodia’s “strong” agricultural sector as a solution to economic pressures during the global pandemic, though some observers doubt agriculture could make up for garment sector losses due to Covid-19 and the pending withdrawal of some E.U. trade perks.

CNRP co-founder Sam Rainsy announces a ‘campaign to end impunity’ in a still from a video posted on his Facebook page on July 10, 2020.

Outlawed CNRP Launches Petition Calling for Investigations of Killings

An online petition launched on Tuesday by the outlawed main opposition party calling for investigations into extrajudicial killings in Cambodia, and foreign visa sanctions and the freezing of assets of Prime Minister Hun Sen and others has gained more than 400 signers, with goals of half a million signatories.

Hun Manet participates in the 20th anniversary commemoration of the creation of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ military headquarters in Phnom Penh, in this photograph posted to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

Hun Manet Appointed to Lead Ruling Party’s Youth Movement

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son General Hun Manet has been appointed to lead the ruling CPP’s purported 1.8 million-strong youth movement, a promotion that one analyst called a “preparation” for Manet to one day lead the nation.

Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures during a speech in Preah Sihanouk province, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page on June 1, 2020.

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Economic Subversives, Three From CNRP Jailed

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned that those stirring up social unrest by calling for borrowers not to repay their debts, apparently alluding to opposition CNRP figure Sam Rainsy and his supporters, would be arrested — the same day a CNRP member was jailed.

Sovann Rithy, editor of the TVFB news site, outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on April 8, 2020. (VOD)

News Site Blocked, Journalist Jailed After Quoting Hun Sen

The editor-in-chief of popular online news outlet TVFB was jailed on Thursday on incitement charges in relation to a Facebook post in which he shared remarks made by Prime Minister Hun Sen this week about struggling informal workers.

Prime Minister Hun Sen discusses the nation’s response to Covid-19 at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, in a photograph posted to his Facebook page on April 7, 2020.

Promised Pay for Suspended Garment Workers Reduced, New Year Postponed

Prime Minister Hun Sen said garment workers who are suspended due to Covid-19 disruptions would receive an even smaller partial salary than he originally announced, while also postponing the Khmer New Year holiday and claiming that the “safest place” amid the pandemic was at work.