Phnom Penh Governor
Information Minister Khieu Kanharith

Information Minister Attempts to Rein In Absentee Officials

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith warned he would publicly shame ministry officials who failed to come into work despite collecting salaries, tactics an accountability expert called questionable despite the need for reform.

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.