politics

VIDEO: Police Arrest Activists at Kem Ley Murder Anniversary

About 100 police and military police officers descended on Phnom Penh’s inner-city Caltex gas station this morning, arresting three men trying to place flowers at the site where popular political commentator Kem Ley was gunned down three years ago and dispersing any attempts to commemorate the murder.

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CNRP Activist Arrested For Insulting Hun Sen

A former official from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested on Monday for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook — though his wife claimed the arrest was in fact due to refusals to defect to the government.

CNRP Calls for Cambodians to Unite Behind Them

Exiled leaders of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have called on all Cambodians to join their efforts to “restore democracy” and for the government to defer to appeals by the international community for change.

US and China Squabble Over Impact on Cambodia

The Phnom Penh embassies of the U.S. and China — whose governments have a dubious history of destabilizing Cambodia for their own geopolitical ends and both stoked and prolonged the country’s two-decades-long civil war — have become embroiled in their second Internet flame war over the country this year.

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.

EU Delegation Plans to Visit Cambodia to Discuss EBA

A delegation from the European Union will visit Cambodia next week to discuss its ongoing process of reviewing Cambodia’s continued eligibility for the “Everything But Arms” tariff reductions.