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Corruption, aid and the new political outlook

2014-07-29 19:19 by David Boyle, Koam Chanrasmey and Griff Tapper The Phnom Penh Post Sophal Ear, one of the foremost Cambodian political economists, sat down with State of Play to discuss his theories on how foreign [...]

Hun Sen’s Sister Tied to Company in Boeng Kak Land Sale

By Mech Dara | June 25, 2014 The Cambodia Daily A development firm owned by CPP Senator Lao Meng Khin and accused of illegally evicting thousands of families from central Phnom Penh recently sold a small piece of its project area for $14.9 million [...]
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Bad news for Buddhist institute

​ Sat, 21 June 2014 Ezra Kyrill Erker The Phnom Penh Post Surrounded by casino developments, the iconic Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh faces the prospect of relocation or even closure as the modern world starts to close in One [...]
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CNRP’s Sunday ‘tsunami’

Sun, 22 December 2013 Meas Sokchea and Daniel Pye The Phnom Penh Post A crowd of more than 100,000 demonstrators took to Phnom Penh’s streets yesterday, calling for new elections or the resignation of Prime Minister Hun Sen in the biggest [...]
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Cambodian Political History: Former PM Pen Sovann’s Left Perspective – Hostile to the Khmer Rouge and the Present Rulers

By Luke Young Global Research, November 22, 2013 Monthly Review 1 November 2013 The recent history of Cambodia is little known, greatly disputed, and grim. The first liberation movement against French colonialism and its local puppets was [...]

Traditionally Pro-CPP Media See New Market With CNRP

By Aun Pheap and Colin Meyn October 28, 2013 The Cambodia Daily In the prelude to and direct aftermath of July’s national election, local Khmer-language media largely ignored the opposition’s growing street rallies and demonstrations. But [...]
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Cambodian Authorities Violently Disperse Protests Over Shooting Death

(Radio Free Asia) – Authorities in Cambodia’s capital on Friday violently cracked down on a group of protesters demanding justice for a man shot dead after police opened fire at the sidelines of an opposition rally last month, witnesses [...]
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CNRP Denied Permission to March to UN, Embassies

(the Cambodia Daily) – The Phnom Penh Municipality on Friday said it would only allow 10,000 protesters to attend the opposition party’s planned mass-demonstration next week and that the demonstrators would not be allowed to leave Freedom [...]
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US State Department Daily Press Briefing – October 16, 2013

QUESTION: Do you have anything on Cambodia, on the – Deputy Secretary Burns – MS. PSAKI: Sure. I do. QUESTION: Okay. MS. PSAKI: I don’t – I think this is happening later this afternoon, but today Deputy Secretary Burns will meet [...]
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International Support Growing for Cambodian Polls Probe: Sam Rainsy

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy, touring Europe and the U.S., said Thursday that international support is growing behind his party’s call for an independent probe into claims of fraud and other irregularities in the country’s recent [...]
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CNRP plans three-day rally

Vong Sokheng – the Phnom Penh Post Opposition lawmakers this week called for a rally planned for the capital’s Freedom Park next week to be extended over three days as Cambodia National Rescue Party chief Sam Rainsy prepared to return [...]
Poeurng Choeurn, left, attends a party on June 6 alongside Prime Minister Hun Sen's son, Hun Manet, second-left, in this photo posted online. Meanchey district governor Kuch Chamroeun, back left, who also serves as an adviser to Mr. Hun Sen, said Tuesday that the photograph was taken at a gathering of former students of Chbar Ampov High School but said that he did not recognize Mr. Choeurn.

Armed Man at Rally Confirmed as Hun Sen Bodyguard

By Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns October 16, 2013 The Cambodia Daily A man seized by participants at a teacher’s rally on Sunday after he was seen carrying a pistol was on Tuesday confirmed to be a member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Personal [...]

A Reporter Briefly Detained by Police Chief After Taking Photographs of Police Officers at Work

CCHR: A reporter was briefly detained on the morning of 15 August 2013, after he was discovered taking a series of photographs of police officials on duty in front of Khan Mean Chey police station. An individual, who identified himself as the [...]
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Sheila Copps intertwined with the political crisis in Cambodia

17 August 2013 http://www.radio-canada.ca The former Federal Minister Sheila Copps is found mixed with the political crisis in Cambodia, following last month’s elections whose results are highly contested. The former Liberal MP was election [...]
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Sheila Copps mêlée à la crise politique au Cambodge

le samedi 17 août 2013 http://www.radio-canada.ca L’ancienne ministre fédérale Sheila Copps se retrouve mêlée à la crise politique au Cambodge, à la suite des élections du mois dernier dont les résultats sont hautement contestés. [...]
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Rainsy calls for RCAF pullout

Opposition party president Sam Rainsy issued a call on Tuesday evening for the government to halt its post-election mobilisation of armed forces to avoid inciting “fear” in the population. Rainsy, who has been in the United States for his [...]
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Searching for economic hope in Cambodia

With voters protesting this week’s election results, the nation’s leaders and global multinationals can no longer ignore the nation’s economic hardship and systemic corruption. By Amy Kaslow August 2, 2013: 10:53 AM ET Cable [...]
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Hundreds of Police to Be Deployed for Sam Rainsy’s Return

Several hundred police will be deployed on Friday to ensure the safety of opposition leader Sam Rainsy and control an expected crowd of more than 40,000 supporters, police officials said Tuesday. Mr. Rainsy, who will return to Cambodia after [...]
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Opposition leader to return for Cambodia poll

DW Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has announced he will return to Phnom Penh this week, buoying his party just days before the country’s general election. Will his pardon bring about change? The news on July 12th that [...]
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Cambodia’s Hun Sen Might Face Electoral Trouble

AsiaSentinal Written by James Pringle TUESDAY, 16 JULY 2013 Could new young voters deny Heaven’s Mandate to Phnom Penh’s strongman? The Chinese call it the “mandate of heaven,” the right – supposedly bestowed from [...]