Category Archives: CAMBODIA

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24 JULY 2014

Rainsy to become Cambodian MP

The leader of Cambodia’s opposition will be sworn in as a lawmaker following a deal to end his party’s boycott of parliament, officials said Thursday, a year after he was barred from standing for office
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/422320/rainsy-to-become-cambodian-mp
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rainsy-to-become-a-lawmaker-to-meet-king-sihamoni-today-64796/

22 JULY 2014

Cambodia reach agreement to end political deadlock

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition’s yearlong boycott of the national legislature.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421766/cambodia-reach-agreement-to-end-political-deadlock
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/one-year-making
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-agrees-to-take-national-assembly-seats-64662/

19 JULY 2014

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns amid tension

Thousands of cheering supporters have greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on his return from a trip abroad, at a time when political tensions are high because of the arrests of eight of his party colleagues.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/124911/cambodian-opposition-leader-sam-rainsy-returns-amid-tension/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421326/sam-rainsy-returns-amid-tension
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421336/cambodia-opposition-chief-urges-end-to-deadlock

Hun Sen Quashes Plans for a Trade Office With Taiwan

Prime Minister Hun Sen said he will block the establishment of a Taiwanese trade office in Cambodia because of the government’s rigid observance of the One-China policy, despite business leaders calling for more practical steps to boost investment from Taiwan.
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-quashes-plans-for-a-trade-office-with-taiwan-64494/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/taiwan-set-open-trade-office
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/taiwan-responds-pm%E2%80%99s-remarks

18 JULY 2014

Cambodian Police Arrest Two More Opposition Officials

Eight opposition officials, including seven lawmakers-elect, have now been arrested on charges of insurrection and incitement over the violent street brawl that broke out at a CNRP protest on Tuesday
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-arrest-two-more-opposition-officials-64417/

16 JULY 2014

Cambodian politicians charged with insurrection

Six Cambodian opposition politicians were charged Wednesday with insurrection, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, as their party warned of an attempt to « destroy democracy »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodian-politicians-charged-insurrection#sthash.vIMuCZr4.dpuf
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-cnrp-members-jail
http://www.rfa.org/english/video?param=value&storyId=Cambodia-FreedomParkClash

6 JULY 2014

Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia’s shocking trade

On the margins of the sex industry, an ugly market in virginity has emerged in Cambodia in which rich and powerful men coerce desperate mothers into selling their daughters’ innocence
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/06/virginity-for-sale-cambodia-sex-trade

17 JUNE 2014

Cambodia slams Thailand over post-coup worker exodus

Some 188,000 Cambodians — who help keep major Thai industries afloat but often lack official work permits — have streamed across the border since the junta warned last week that illegal foreign workers face arrest and deportation
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/415941/cambodia-slams-thailand-over-post-coup-worker-exodus
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27888009

15 JUNE 2014

More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand after coup

On Wednesday Thailand’s military regime, which seized power in a coup on May 22, had threatened to arrest and deport all illegal foreign workers.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/more-110000-cambodian-migrants-flee-thailand-after-coup

30 MAY 2014

Cambodia Court Convicts, Releases Labor Activists

A Cambodian court on Friday convicted 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during violent protests in January – and then suspended their sentences and released them. The high-profile case was being watched by international brands, which had threatened to reconsider sourcing from Cambodia
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-court-convicts-releases-labor-activists/1925792.html

23 APRIL 2014

Cambodia’s Parliament Passes Laws ‘Threatening Judicial Independence’

Cambodia’s opposition-boycotted parliament has unanimously approved a set of judicial laws that rights groups say will give Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government effective control over the judiciary and further undermine the independence of courts
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/laws-05232014201001.html

1 MAY 2014

Violence as demonstration ban defied

A peaceful  rally near a heavily barricaded Freedom Park this morning was attacked by security forces wielding sticks and electric batons as protesters gathered to mark International Labour Day
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/violence-demonstration-ban-defied

28 APRIL 2014

Cambodian garment workers on strike

Around 20,000 Cambodian garment workers have joined a strike to demand a $50 bonus for shunning walkouts over the last three months, a union official said Monday, in the latest labour dispute to rattle the kingdom’s lucrative but troubled garment sector
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/407099/cambodian-garment-workers-on-strike
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/20-000-cambodian-garment/1088456.html
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bavet-city-garment-strikes-gain-momentum-57447/

28 MARCH 2014

Time for Cambodia’s Opposition to Join the National Assembly

Recent negotiations between Sam Rainsy’s opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on electoral reform have not gone smoothly despite concessions from the CPP. Reform of the National Election Committee, an institution aligned with the CPP, has emerged as a key sticking point
http://cogitasia.com/time-for-cambodias-opposition-to-join-the-national-assembly/

18 MARCH 2014

Ranariddh forms new political party

Noranarith Anandayat, chief of the prince’s cabinet, told Kyodo News that papers to register « The Community of Royalist People’s Party » were submitted to the Interior Ministry
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/400485/ranariddh-forms-new-political-party

16 MARCH 2014

Cambodian prince returns to politics

Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh announced his return to politics Sunday amid speculation that he is being brought back by leader Hun Sen to bolster support for his government
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-prince-returns/1038052.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodian-prince-returns-politics

3 MARCH 2014

Ranariddh to return to politics

Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh, a son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, has decided to return to politics and plans to form his new party within the next two weeks, his aide said
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/397994/ranariddh-to-return-to-cambodia-politics

11 FEBRUARY 2014

 Cambodia: Bail Denied for Activists Arrested During Labor Protest

A Cambodian court has denied bail for 21 activists and workers arrested during clashes with police at a labor protest last month.
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-bail-denied-for-activists-arrested-during-labor-protest/1848746.html

7 FEBRUARY 2014

Cambodia Realigns Its Foreign Relations

Facing political opposition and diminished Chinese support, Hun Sen government seeks greater regional integration
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/cambodia-foreign-relations/

5 FEBRUARY 2014

Hun Sen Promotes 29 to Four-Star General

The promotions, which follow repeated calls from General Banh last month for the armed forces to defend Mr. Hun Sen’s government against anyone looking to replace him, would more than double the ranks of four-star generals in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF).
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-promotes-29-to-four-star-general-51430/

3 FEBRUARY 2013

Cambodian Journalist Who Exposed Illegal Fishing Murdered

A journalist in Cambodia was beaten to death over the weekend following a series of articles he had written exposing illegal fishing, prompting calls from a local rights group for a probe into the murder amidst a “widespread culture of impunity” in the country. Suon Chan, a 44-year-old reporter for the Meakea Kampuchea newspaper, was killed on Saturday night in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/murder-02032014184343.html

26 JANUARY 2014

Cambodian police clash with protesters

Riot police in Cambodia clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the capital on Sunday, leaving several people injured.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/391568/cambodian-police-again-clash-with-protesters
http://asiancorrespondent.com/118920/cambodian-police-clash-with-protesters/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25906235

22 JANUARY 2014

Cambodian unionists mark murder of prominent labour leader

Chea Vichea, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, was gunned down in 2004 in broad daylight at a newsstand in the capital Phnom Penh — a killing decried by activists as an attempt to silence his union
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/390950/cambodian-unionists-mark-murder-of-prominent-labour-leader

21 JANUARY 2014

Cambodia: 11 Activists Arrested While Petitioning US, French Embassies

Eleven rights activists were detained by Phnom Penh Municipal security forces this morning then released hours later after they marched to the US Embassy to deliver a petition calling for the release of 23 people jailed during the brutal crackdown earlier this month
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/11-more-arrested
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/11-activists-arrested-while-petitioning-us-french-embassies-50916/

18 JANUARY 2014

Hun Sen issues ‘crackdown’ threat

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned opposition leaders on Saturday not to hold Cambodia hostage for political benefit, or risk facing a swift government crackdown
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/390256/hun-sen-warns-opposition-not-to-hold-cambodia-hostage-for-politics

16 JANUARY 2014

UN urges Cambodia’s rival leaders to talk

A UN envoy has urged Cambodia’s political leader to return to the negotiating table, saying the country stand at « a crucial crossroads » following a bloody crackdown by security forces on street protests.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/un-urges-cambodia-rival-leaders-talk-2014116201627682945.html

13 JANUARY 2014

Cambodian Military Commanders Accused of Fraud, Corruption

Soldiers in Cambodia’s far northwestern Banteay Meanchey province have accused their commanders of blatant corruption, nepotism, and fraud, saying they were ripping off veterans of their pensions and running an illegal logging business using military vehicles along the border with Thailand.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/graft-01102014204155.html

8 JANUARY 2014

Garment manufacturers planning to sue unions

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia is helping its members sue several unions for damages after a walkout over demands to raise the minimum wage to $160.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-manufacturers-planning-sue-unions
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/cambodia-unions-face-court-action-over-strike-20141109141398804.html

6 JANUARY 2014

Cambodia detains land activists

Five Cambodian land activists were arrested in the latest move by authorities to suppress street protests against the government of strongman premier Hun Sen, a rights group said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/cambodia-arrests-land-activists-2014164590553880.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-activists-arrested-outside-embassy

5 JANUARY 2014

After Park Cleared, CNRP Leaders Called to Court

Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued summonses for CNRP president Sam Rainsy and vice president Kem Sokha to appear in court on January 14 over their role in the demonstrations that turned violent.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodian-opposition-chief-undaunted-by-threats/2014/01/05/c3a09416-75f5-11e3-a647-a19deaf575b3_story.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/cambodia-opposition-leaders-summoned-court-20141581039781458.html
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/security-guards-police-clear-freedom-park-50086/

4 JANUARY 2014

Cambodian forces disperse opposition rally

Cambodian authorities have forced opposition protesters to evacuate their rally base in the capital, a day after police launched a deadly crackdown on striking garment workers.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/video/democracy-unraveling
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/security-guards-police-clear-freedom-park-50086/
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/04/cambodian-authorities-clash-with-anti-government-demonstrators/

3 JANUARY 2014

Cambodia garment workers killed in clashes with police

At least four Cambodians were killed when police opened fire on striking garment workers, as opposition-backed protesters pressed their calls for wages to be doubled.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/cambodia-garment-workers-strike-turns-deadly-2014134464180721.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/03/cambodian-garment-factory-workers-killed-in-strike-over-low-wages/

2 JANUARY 2014

Strike violence erupts

Authorities  injured dozens of union leaders, garment workers and monks, arresting at least 15 of them, in a series of crackdowns against demonstrators protesting the industry’s minimum wage.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-violence-erupts

29 DECEMBER 2013

Thousands of Cambodians call on PM to quit

Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters, backed by striking garment-factory workers, have gathered to demand long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call an election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/thousands-cambodians-protest-20131229115339857588.html

28 DECEMBER 2013

Hun Sen under pressure as unrest grows in Cambodia

Cambodia garment workers unhappy with a minimum wage increase that fell far short of demands have taken to the streets of Phnom Penh, joining tens of thousands of opposition supporters protesting against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hun-sen-under-pressure-unrest-grows-cambodia?page=0%2C0

27 DECEMBER 2013

Police fire warning shots at Cambodia protest

Cambodian police have fired warning shots at a brief clash with striking garment workers demanding higher wages, a state official and a local rights group have said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/police-fire-warning-shots-at-cambodia-protest-201312277459838157.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Phnom-Penh:-arrests-and-injuries-in-clashes-between-police-and-textile-workers-29899.html

26 DECEMBER 2013

Cambodian garment workers join opposition protests

Thousands of Cambodian garment workers on Thursday joined anti-government protests demanding that Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call a new election.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386784/cambodian-garment-workers-join-opposition-protests

22 DECEMBER 2013

Cambodian protesters demand Hun Sen’s exit

Opposition alliance vows to hold protests every day until the prime minister steps down or calls a new election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/cambodian-protesters-demand-hun-sen-exit-20131222121453400664.html

15 DECEMBER 2013

Thousands rally as Cambodian opposition demand new poll

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters on Sunday staged a fresh demonstration against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s hotly disputed July election win, calling for a new poll to settle allegations of vote rigging
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thousands-rally-cambodian-opposition-demand-new-poll

6 DECEMBER 2013

Cambodian PM’s Party Asks Opposition to Scrap Protest Plans, Hold Talks

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party has called on the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to cancel its planned mass demonstrations beginning next week aimed at highlighting election fraud, saying the two parties should resume negotiations to end a four-month political deadlock
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/election-12062013193800.html

3 DECEMBER 2013

Cambodian Government Sues Opposition Newspaper

The Cambodian government is seeking legal action against Moneaksekar Khmer, the country’s only remaining opposition newspaper, claiming it defamed the military in an article it published last month.
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-government-sues-opposition-newspaper/1802840.html

12 NOVEMBER 2013

Cambodia garment workers protest turns deadly

At least one person has been killed and 20 others injured after police in Cambodia clashed with protesting garment workers, according to rights groups.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/12/one-dead-and-several-injured-in-cambodia-clothes-worker-protests/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379447/woman-shot-dead-in-cambodia-protest-clash

11 NOVEMBER 2013

UN rules for Cambodia in Thai border row

Thailand must withdraw all military and police forces from the area surrounding a 900-year-old Hindu temple on the far side of its border with Cambodia, UN judges have said in a ruling that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/un-rule-thai-cambodian-border-row-201311116485209849.html http://www.voanews.com/content/un-awards-disputed-temple-site-to-cambodia/1787655.html http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/379318/icj-delivers-win-win-ruling

26 OCTOBER 2013

The Cambodian monarchy must step back from politics

The current King, Norodom Sihamoni, might not even be able to ensure the survival of the monarchy beyond his reign. There are problems he cannot control.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/26/the-cambodian-monarchy-must-step-back-from-politics/

23 OCTOBER 2013

Thousands gather at Cambodian opposition protest

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters began a three-day rally Wednesday to protest what they say was a rigged election and the illegitimate return to power of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114803/thousands-gather-in-cambodian-opposition-protest/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/23/further-protests-take-place-in-cambodia-to-protest-rigged-election/

15 OCTOBER 2013

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to ‘Amend Laws’ for Election Reform

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party said that it would amend laws and take other steps to reform the country’s electoral system following disputed elections that led to opposition calls for an independent probe into voter fraud and a boycott of parliament.The assurance by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) was immediately dismissed by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), calling it a ploy to ease concerns over the legitimacy of the government
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/reform-10152013164116.html

14 OCTOBER 2013

Cambodia’s opposition not allowed to pay tribute to late King Father: Kem Sokha

Kem Sokha, acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, said on Monday that overnment authorities are not allowing his party pay tribute to the late King Father’s statue near Independence Monument. « Authorities also didn’t  allow the leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to go into the Royal Palace to commemorate the one-year anniversary of King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s death, » he said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Cambodias-opposition-not-allowed-to-pay-tribute-to-52848.html

11 OCTOBER 2013

Cambodia unveils Sihanouk memorial

Cambodia unveiled a statue of late King Norodom Sihanouk on Friday to honour his achievements in securing the country’s independence and contributing to national development and reconciliation.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/374216/sihanouk-statute-unveiled

9 OCTOBER 2013

Phnom Penh Bans Cambodia Opposition’s Thumbprint Campaign

Authorities in Phnom Penh on Wednesday banned Cambodia’s opposition party from using public spaces to collect thumbprints for a petition calling for U.N. and foreign intervention in the country’s political crisis following disputed polls.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/petition-10092013174335.html

4 OCTOBER 2013

Hun Sen stands firm on election results

After 25 years of experimenting with general elections, the Cambodian people have come to embrace a more democratic value set, and they are demanding greater respect for human rights and dignity.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/04/hun-sen-stands-firm-on-election-results/

30 SEPTEMBER 2013

A whiff of reform in Cambodia

Minister Hun Sen has brushed aside claims of electoral fraud and an opposition boycott of parliament following contested elections in July suggests a huge vote swing against him had little impact. Yet evidence of how the poll rattled him can be seen in uncharacteristic demands for reforms and accountability
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-300913.html

24 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodia PM reappointed despite poll row

 Cambodia’s parliament has approved a new five-year term for Prime Minister Hun Sen following weeks of political turmoil over his disputed election win.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/201392422511798873.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/hun-sen-calls-on-opposition-members-to-take-parliamentary-oaths/1755771.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodian parliament meets amid boycott

Cambodia’s parliament convened on Monday despite a boycott by the opposition, as the country is gripped by political crisis following disputed July elections that led to mass protests and violence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/201392324019463757.html

21 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodia opposition asks king to delay opening of parliament

Cambodian opposition supporters gathered at the royal palace Saturday and delivered a petition to the king calling on him to postpone the opening of parliament until the country’s political deadlock is resolved.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/other/2013/09/22/389515/Cambodia-opposition.htm

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodian prince on hunger strike over disputed polls

A Cambodian prince — the cousin of King Norodom Sihamoni — went on hunger strike Friday in protest at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s disputed election victory, demanding « justice for voters ».
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370720/cambodian-prince-on-hunger-strike-over-disputed-polls
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-prince-goes-on-hunger-strike-over-political-deadlock/1753537.html

Sam Rainsy Wants Ruling and Opposition Parties Declared Joint Winners

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy called Friday for election officials to declare his party and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party joint victors in recent polls, saying the move would be a first step toward resolving a deadlock over the disputed election.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cnrp-09202013174129.html

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodian king urges opposition to join parliament

Cambodia’s king appealed to opposition lawmakers Wednesday to drop a planned boycott of parliament for the sake of « national unity » following strongman premier Hun Sen’s disputed election win.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370382/cambodian-king-urges-opposition-to-join-parliament
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodian-king-urges-opposition-join-parliament

15 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodian election protesters march through Phnom Penh

Thousands of demonstrators defied road blocks and a jail threat to hold a march in Cambodia’s capital on Sunday in a last-gasp push for an independent probe into a July election they say was fixed to favour the ruling party.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/15/cambodia-election-protests-phnom-penh

14 SEPTEMBER 2013

Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy Make No Breakthrough in Talks to End Poll Dispute

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy held their first meeting Saturday in a bid to break a political deadlock over hotly disputed elections but made no immediate headway. The meeting was called by King Norodom Sihamoni at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh after Sam Rainsy refused to accept official results of the July 28 elections which gave victory to Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/palace-09142013132145.html

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodian deadlock at crucial juncture

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-130913.html

8 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodia’s ruling CPP party confirmed election winner

Cambodia’s ruling People’s Party (CPP) has officially won July’s disputed general election, the national election committee has confirmed. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s CPP won 68 seats, compared with 55 for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the committee said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24005685
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/result-09082013134938.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/final-results-hand-cambodian-ruling-party-poll-win/1745447.html
http://sea-globe.com/cambodia-election-2013/

7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodia opposition rally urges poll probe

Thousands of Cambodians, many holding lotus flowers symbolising peace, have joined a mass protest in the capital Phnom Penh in a last-ditch bid to challenge the prime minister’s disputed election win.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/201397536879393.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

Cambodia opposition urges king to resolve poll row

Cambodia’s opposition party has called on the nation’s king to resolve a festering dispute over elections in July which saw strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen retain power.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/367993/cambodia-opposition-urges-king-to-resolve-poll-row

2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Khmer Rouge war crimes court threatened by pay dispute

Strike by Cambodian staff paralyses court already hit by resignations and accusations of political interference
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/02/khmer-rouge-war-crimes-pay-dispute

28 AUGUST 2013

Cambodia military policeman acquitted of reporter murder

A Cambodian court acquitted a military policeman Wednesday over the brutal killing of a journalist who exposed illegal logging, a lawyer said, as the reporter’s family vowed to keep fighting for justice.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/366877/cambodia-military-policeman-acquitted-of-reporter-murder

24 AUGUST 2013

Why China charms Cambodia

Cambodia’s persistent infatuation with China was blatantly displayed on the world stage in 2012 when, as ASEAN Chair, it refused to address the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/24/why-china-charms-cambodia/

23 AUGUST 2013

Cambodia’s Top Court Orders Release of Ballot Records

Cambodia’s highest court on Friday ordered the country’s electoral body to release secured ballot information from more than a dozen polling stations to investigate claims by the opposition of irregularities in last month’s disputed elections
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/ballot-08232013162229.html

9 AUGUST 2013

Cambodia postpones release of election results

Cambodia’s state election body said Friday it will postpone its announcement of final results from last month’s general election, a move that could ease fears of violence over opposition protests.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/111751/cambodia-postpones-release-of-election-results-2/

5 AUGUST 2013

Cambodia opposition calls for UN help in disputed poll

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy called on the United Nations Monday to help resolve the country’s disputed election in order to protect « the victory » of the people.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodia-opposition-calls-un-help-disputed-poll?page=0%2C0

3 AUGUST 2013

Cambodian opposition agrees to join election probe

An investigating committee will bring together representatives from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, both of which claim election victory.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-08-03/cambodian-opposition-agrees-to-join-election-probe/1170764
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/362870/cambodian-results-to-be-examined

31 JULY 2013

Cambodia Opposition Claims Win in Sunday Election

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is claiming victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election, stepping up its rejection of the government’s initial results. The party said Wednesday its own polling data showed it won at least 63 parliamentary seats, compared to just 60 seats for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-opposition-gathering-evidence-to-contest-election-results/1713163.html
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-310713.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/362416/hun-sen-challenges-probe

30 JULY 2013

Cambodia’s government rejects call for poll fraud inquiry

Cambodia’s government has rejected calls by the opposition for an international inquiry into allegations it used massive fraud to win re-election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201373083046618367.html

29 JULY 2013

Cambodian opposition rejects election results, calls for inquiry

Cambodia’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, called for an inquiry on Monday into the country’s general election after contesting government-issued results that said long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party had won.
http://www.france24.com/en/20130729-cambodia-opposition-rejects-election-results-demands-inquiry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23460905
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201372931511970482.html

28 JULY 2013

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen claims narrow election win but opposition allege widespread electoral fraud

With official results not yet in, Khieu Kanharith, CPP spokesman, said the CPP had captured 68 of the 123 parliamentary seats up for election, while the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) had won 55.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/10207614/Cambodias-strongman-premier-Hun-Sen-claims-narrow-election-win-but-opposition-allege-widespread-electoral-fraud.html
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Cambodian-opposition-makes-gains-in-election-30211360.html#
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/2013728132514695287.html

27 JULY 2013

Cambodia election: Workers hoping for a brighter future as country poised to go to polls

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is set for re-election on Sunday, as the country goes to the polls. But, as David Eimer reports, the 300,000-plus people who work in the booming textiles industry have emerged as his most visible and militant opposition.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/10206065/Cambodia-election-Workers-hoping-for-a-brighter-future-as-country-poised-to-go-to-polls.html

25 JULY 2013

Cambodia economy defies global trend but challenges remain

According to the ADB, Cambodia’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 7.2% in 2012, up from 7.1% in 2011 and 6% in 2010.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23429693

23 JULY 2013

Cambodian Army, Police Have Right to Support Ruling Party: Officials

Cambodian officials on Tuesday denied claims by a rights group that members of the military and police are using their positions to wage an election campaign for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party, saying they have the right as voters to back any party outside of their office hours.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/campaign-07232013194915.html

22 JULY 2013

Cambodia opposition chief barred from poll: authorities

Cambodia’s newly returned opposition leader cannot be a candidate in upcoming polls, election authorities ruled Monday, rejecting his application to stand against strongman Premier Hun Sen.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130722-439151.html

21 JULY 2013

Cambodian opposition leader applies to stand in polls

Sam Rainsy, who was greeted by huge crowds on Friday after his return from self-imposed exile in France, was removed from the electoral register late last year and is unable to run as a candidate in the July 28 polls unless parliament amends the law.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-opposition/751476.html

19 JULY 2013

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns to Cambodia

Thousands of cheering supporters greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy as he returned from self-imposed exile to spearhead his party’s election campaign against well-entrenched Prime Minister Hun Sen.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201371935844248784.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23358326

16 JULY 2013

Chinese investment and aid in Cambodia a controversial affair

China is now Cambodia’s largest foreign investor, a major donor of aid and an increasingly important trading partner. But this growing relationship is also accompanied by renewed controversies.                                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/07/16/chinese-investment-and-aid-in-cambodia-a-controversial-affair/

12 JULY 2013

Cambodian King Signs Pardon for Exiled Opposition Leader

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been pardoned by the country’s monarch, King Norodom Sihamoni, clearing the way for the self-exiled politician to return home and campaign in the upcoming general election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/2013712932549326.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-king-signs-pardon-for-exiled-opposition-leader/1700318.html

6 JULY 2013

Older than Angkor, the first Khmer capital, the lost city of Mahendraparvata, is found

Thanks to innovative laser technology, a group of archaeologists found traces of an entire urban area, predating Angkor by 350 years. Although its actual size is still unknown, the finding provides new information on the decline of the Khmer kingdom, with environmental degradation and deforestation as the leading contenders.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Older-than-Angkor,-the-first-Khmer-capital,-the-lost-city-of-Mahendraparvata,-is-found-28399.html

30 JUNE 2013

Cambodia Reverses Ban on Foreign Media Reports

Cambodia has quickly reversed an order barring local radio stations from broadcasting foreign news programs before July’s general election, following protests from broadcasters, the public and the United States.

http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-reverses-ban-on-foreign-media-reports/1692068.html

29 JUNE 2013

US Condemns Cambodia’s Ban on Foreign Broadcasts

The United States has condemned a Cambodian government order that bars local radio stations from broadcasting foreign news programs before July’s general election.
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-condemns-cambodias-ban-on-foreign-broadcasts/1691816.html

24 JUNE 2013

Cambodian Opposition Leader Ignores Summons Over Khmer Rouge Remarks

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been summoned to appear in court on Thursday for questioning over controversial comments he allegedly made denying the notorious Khmer Rouge regime’s atrocities, but his party said he would ignore the order. The summons on Kem Sokha, the acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was related to a lawsuit filed by four survivors of the Khmer Rouge-era Tuol Sleng prison who claim he said that the jail was staged by Vietnamese soldiers who ousted the Khmer Rouge in 1979.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/kem-sokha-06242013190102.html

19 JUNE 2013

Cambodia PM says garment firms may quit over wage rows

Cambodia’s strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday warned garment workers that protests demanding higher wages could push manufacturers to quit the country.                                                                                                                                                http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/356010/cambodia-pm-says-garment-firms-may-quit-over-wage-rows

7 JUNE 2013

Cambodia gov’t party seeks to expel opposition MPs

A committee controlled by Cambodia’s ruling party has ruled that 28 opposition lawmakers should be expelled from the National Assembly ahead of elections next month because their parties merged into a new party.                                                        http://asiancorrespondent.com/108809/cambodia-govt-party-seeks-to-expel-opposition-mps/
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/dismiss-06062013204633.html

Cambodia criminalises Khmer Rouge atrocity denial

Cambodia’s parliament has approved a bill which makes it illegal to deny that atrocities were committed by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22812565

3 JUNE 2013

Cambodian police break up Nike factory protest

Cambodian riot police on Monday broke up a protest by several thousand workers at a factory making clothes for US sportswear giant Nike and arrested eight people, labour activists said                                                                                                                                            http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130603-427201.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22757730

30 MAY 2013

Khmer Rouge leader accepts responsibility for Cambodia’s Killing Fields

« I am responsible for what happened during the time of Democratic Kampuchea, » Nuon Chea told the United Nations-backed tribunal, referring to the name of the country during the period, when he was the party’s second-in-command. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/10089229/Khmer-Rouge-leader-accepts-responsibility-for-Cambodias-Killing-Fields.html

21 MAY 2013

Cambodian Prince Ordered to Declare Assets

Cambodia’s official Anti-Corruption Unit has demanded that the former spokesman for late King Norodom Sihanouk declare his assets or face legal action in a move he says is retribution for his decision to join the country’s opposition party ahead of upcoming national elections.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/assets-05212013173015.html

10 MAY 2013

Sam Rainsy Says Talks Under Way with CPP for Return

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy says his party is in negotiations with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party for his return to contest upcoming national elections, expressing optimism that a “political solution” would be reached.    http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/talks-05102013142715.html

9 MAY 2013

Cambodia’s economic opportunity

While significant obstacles remain, the success of the rice sector is a potentially crucial driver in Cambodia’s prosperous and equitable development.                                                                                                                                                               http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/09/cambodias-economic-opportunity/

Cambodian Opposition Rejects Claims of Internal Strife

Cambodia’s opposition National Rescue Party (NRP) has dismissed suggestions by Prime Minister Hun Sen that its delay in submitting a list of candidates for upcoming national elections underscores a split within the party. Kem Sokha, the NRP’s deputy president, said the party was holding back the candidates’ list in anticipation of election reforms urgently needed to ensure that the July 28 polls are free and fair http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/strife-05092013182255.html

6 MAY 2013

Cambodian PM vows to leave power ‘when I am 74′

Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen offered a glimmer of hope to the country’s opposition on Monday – by saying he would stay in power for at least another decade.                                                                                                                                                        http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130506-420715.html

3 MAY 2013

Cambodia unveils statue of slain union leader

Chea Vichea founded the Free Trade Union, which now boasts around 90,000 members mostly employed in Cambodia’s lucrative garment industry, which has been at the heart of labour disputes and media scandals over low wages and conditions. Campaigners say his murder is a symbol of the kingdom’s culture of impunity for powerful interest groups determined to muzzle dissent.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135453564127.html                                            http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/chea-vichea-05032013190025.html

2 MAY 2013

Cambodia, Hong Kong Slip in Press Freedom Poll

Press freedom took a knock in Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Thailand while Burma chalked up the best gains for media reforms in Asia over the past year, says an annual global Survey                                                                                                           http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/media-05012013234119.html

19 APRIL 2013

Hun Sen Warns of ‘War’ if He Loses Election

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Friday that the country would plunge into civil war if the opposition National Rescue Party wins the election in July and follows through on pledges to prosecute former notorious Khmer Rouge members in his government. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/hun-sen-04192013173854.html

10 APRIL 2013

Cambodia Scores More Aid From China

China agreed to provide its ally Cambodia with aid and investments totaling more than U.S. $2 billion during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s five-day visit that wrapped up Wednesday.                                                                                                                                            http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/china-04102013151022.html

29 MARCH 2013

Cambodia’s Nuon Chea Ruled Fit for Trial

Judges at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal ruled Friday that the most senior surviving member of the ultra-Maoist movement, 86-year-old Nuon Chea, is fit for trial. That decision comes days after a health hearing for the ailing defendant, and just two weeks after his co-accused, Ieng Sary, died.
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-court-rules-pol-pots-deputy-fit-for-trial/1630916.html

14 MARCH 2013

Khmer Rouge’s Ieng Sary dies during Cambodia trial

The Khmer Rouge’s former foreign minister, Ieng Sary, has died in Phnom Penh at age 87. He was one of three defendants in the genocide trial of the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge                                                                                                                                    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/201331454337915782.html                 http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17303769-khmer-rouges-ieng-sary-dies-during-cambodia-trial?lite
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/14/ieng-sary

Cambodian appeals court frees activist Mam Sonando

A Cambodian appeals court has overturned the widely criticized conviction of a prominent government critic who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an alleged secessionist plot.                                                                                                                   http://asiancorrespondent.com/102092/cambodian-appeals-court-frees-activist-mam-sonando/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21781291

8 MARCH 2013

Hun Sen Defends Son’s Nomination

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his ruling party’s decision to nominate his son and children of other party officials to run in upcoming national elections, rejecting suggestions he is laying the foundation for a dynasty. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-03072013191801.html

22 FEBRUARY 2013

Election List May Widen Divide in Hun Sen’s Party

By selecting their children to run in upcoming elections, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government leaders may be widening the gap between the rich and powerful and the grass-root members in the country’s ruling party, observers and rights groups say. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-02222013203358.html

6 FEBRUARY 2013

Departure of a king, death of an institution

To the boom of artillery and the crackle of fireworks, Cambodians bid a final farewell this week to their beloved King Father Norodom Sihanouk. Across the country, citizens paused for a moment of silence as Sihanouk’s embalmed body was cremated in a lavish new structure built on hallowed ground next to the walls of the Royal Palace. Dozens of foreign dignitaries, including French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Prince Akishino of Japan, were on hand to witness the passing of Cambodia’s last God-King, who died in Beijing on October 15, two weeks shy of his 90th birthday                                                                                                                    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/OB07Ae01.html

5 FEBRUARY 2013

Long live the king?

Following the death of royal patriarch King Father Norodom Sihanouk, what does the future hold for the royal family? Trude Jacobsen, assistant director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University gives her thoughts
http://sea-globe.com/long-live-the-king/

4 FEBRUARY 2013

The cremation ceremony of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9847986/The-cremation-ceremony-of-Cambodias-King-Norodom-Sihanouk.html#?frame=2470522                                                                                                                                                                                         http://sea-globe.com/to-cremate-a-king/

2 FEBRUARY 2013

Sihanouk: Cambodia’s last true king

When the flames at the cremation ground are quenched and Cambodia’s former monarch Norodom Sihanouk’s ashes scattered on Phnom Penh’s riverfront, the mighty Mekong River may well carry away the country’s last true king, a towering figure in a procession of more than 100 monarchs stretching back 2,000 years.                                                                                                                http://asiancorrespondent.com/96813/sihanouk-cambodias-last-true-king/

8 JANUARY 2013

Sam Rainsy Confident of Return

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he is still confident of returning to Cambodia to participate in national elections in July, even though the government has disqualified him from standing or voting in the polls and has vowed to arrest and jail him if he returns                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/rainsy-01082013154916.html

4 JANUARY 2013

Cambodia Bars Opposition Leader From Running in Election

Cambodia’s National Election Committee has formally reaffirmed that exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy is ineligible to run for office or vote in the country’s upcoming elections                                                                                                                              http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-election-officials-block-rainsy-run/1577815.html

3 JANUARY 2013

Cambodia’s economic challenge

Even as the skyline of Phnom Penh grows with the symbols of modern architecture, Cambodia’s economy still faces a host of challenges. http://thediplomat.com/2013/01/03/cambodias-failed-trickle-down-economy/

21 DECEMBER 2012

Cambodia: Getting to the root of corruption

Transparency International published its 2012 Index on December 5. Cambodia is ranked 157th among 176 countries, above Burma and Laos in the region. Unsurprisingly, the government has rejected the report. For Preap Kol, executive director of the Cambodian Chapter for Transparency International, “it is understood that it is to save its face”.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/94083/cambodia-getting-to-the-root-of-corruption/

13 NOVEMBER 2012

Obama urged to denounce rights abuses in Cambodia

A human rights group is urging President Barack Obama to address abuses in Cambodia during a visit this month to the Southeast Asian country, the first by a U.S. president. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday that more than 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in the past two decades under the rule of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91966/obama-urged-to-denounce-rights-abuses-in-cambodia/

3 NOVEMBER 2012

Cambodia’s chance for summit success

Cambodia will fulfill its last major obligation as this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations chair from November 18-20 when it hosts the annual ASEAN Summit and seventh East Asia Summit (EAS). The EAS in particular will provide Cambodia with the opportunity to restore some of its credibility after the public embarrassment of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in July. On that occasion, Cambodia used its prerogative as ASEAN chair to block the inclusion of any mention of the South China Sea maritime disputes in the joint communiqu้ at the end of the meeting, resulting in the organization’s first-ever failure to release such a document. That failure cast significant doubt on ASEAN’s ability to evolve
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NK03Ae03.html

31 OCTOBER 2012

Cambodian Opposition Leader Asks Obama to Cancel Visit

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to cancel his visit to Phnom Penh next month for a regional summit, on the grounds that would provide legitimacy to the rule of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-opposition-leader-asks-obama-to-cancel-visit/1536453.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/opinion/obama-should-stay-away-from-cambodia.html?ref=cambodia

22 OCTOBER 2012

Royal faux pas sparks Cambodian factory unrest

Police in Cambodia were called in on Monday to prevent a riot at a factory whose Chinese manager angered 1,000 workers by ripping up photos of recently deceased former king Norodom Sihanouk.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/9625649/Royal-faux-pas-sparks-Cambodian-factory-unrest.html

15 OCTOBER 2012

Cambodia former king Norodom Sihanouk dies aged 89

Norodom Sihanouk, who was 89, has died in a Beijing hospital. Cambodia’s Prime Minister and the current king, Sihanouk’s son, travelled to China to bring back the body
http://www.euronews.com/2012/10/15/cambodia-s-former-king-norodom-sihanouk-dies/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19943963
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/norodom-sihanouk-cambodias-leader-through-decades-of-upheaval-dies-in-china-at-age-89/2012/10/14/ec21e73a-0f05-11e2-a310-2363842b7057_gallery.html

1 OCTOBER 2012

Cambodia jails journalist Mam Sonando over ‘plot’

A Cambodian court has jailed a prominent journalist and land rights campaigner for 20 years on charges of inciting rebellion
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19783123
http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2012/10/02/veteran-cambodian-journalist-jailed-for-20-years/

27 SEPTEMBER 2012

Street protest at government-donor meeting in Phnom Penh

Hundreds of activists and ordinary citizens protest against land grabs. Government and donors agree on development goals. More than 100 NGOs launch an appeal, asking that financial aid be used to improve human rights. They also call for reforms to the election law and legal system.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Street-protest-at-government-donor-meeting-in-Phnom-Penh-25935.html

13 SEPTEMBER 2012

Cambodia to free Khmer Rouge ‘first lady’

Un-backed court rules Ieng Thirith, the Khmer Rouge regime’s highest-ranking woman, unfit to stand trial for genocid
http://asiancorrespondent.com/89242/cambodia-genocide-defendant-ruled-unfit-for-trial-2/ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/2012913105425114170.html

18 JULY 2012

Cambodia, Thailand pull troops from temple flashpoint

Cambodia and Thailand pulled hundreds of soldiers out of a disputed border area on Wednesday, a year after a ruling by the UN’s highest court, replacing them with police and security guards.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 18 last year ordered the neighbours to demilitarise a strip of land adjacent to the Preah Vihear temple which was the scene of deadly clashes in 2011 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1214288/1/.html http://www.rfa.org/english/video?param=value&storyId=Cambodia-Preah-Vihear
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/201271845840265105.html

17 JULY 2012

Cambodian government critic faces trial

Human rights campaigners on Tuesday called for the release of a Cambodian radio station owner and prominent government critic who faces up to 30 years in prison for an alleged secessionist plot
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120717-359657.html

14 JUNE 2012

Cambodian opposition seeks unity

Cambodia’s fragmented opposition parties are promising to work together rather than compete against each other for votes in the next election. All it took was another crushing victory at the polls by the country’s ruling party
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NF15Ae01.html

31 MAY 2012

10,000 days of Hun Sen

“I not only weaken the opposition, I’m going to make them dead … and if anyone is strong enough to try to hold a demonstration, I will beat all those dogs and put them in a cage.”
http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/05/31/10000-days-hun-sen

24 MAY 2012

Cambodia jails 13 women land activists

Thirteen Cambodian women were jailed Thursday for fighting against a forced eviction, while an activist monk who supported them was detained and risks being defrocked, campaigners said. The women, including a 72-year-old, were sentenced to between 12 and 30 months for illegally occupying land, rights groups said, slamming their hastily arranged trial in the capital Phnom Penh that lasted mere hours
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120524-348222.html

1 MAY 2012

Annus horribilis for Cambodian rights

On April 26, a prominent Cambodian anti-logging campaigner was shot and killed by military police in the Cardamom Mountains in the country’s southwest. Chut Wutty, the director of the Natural Resources Protection Group, was reportedly escorting two local journalists through a densely-forested part of Koh Kong province when his car was stopped by military police. An altercation broke out as the officers attempted to confiscate the memory card from the activist’s camera and shots were fired, leaving Wutty and In Rattana, a 32-year-old military policeman, dead
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NE01Ae01.html

26 APRIL 2012

Cambodian environmental campaigner shot dead by police

Chut Wutty was shot dead while travelling in a threatened forest region in the south-west. Mr Wutty had been helping indigenous people organise protests against the exploitation of protected forests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-17859016

24 APRIL 2012

The strings in Hun Sen’s rhetorical bow

Between their anodyne pageantry and colorless mission statements about regional economic cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings are rarely known for their excitement. But on the last day of this month’s annual summit in Phnom Penh, the current chairman of the 10-country bloc, Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, did his best to inject some verve into the proceedings
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/ND25Ae03.html

15 APRIL 2012

Hun Sen attacked for ‘excess generosity’

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been criticised for being overly generous to red-shirt supporters of former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who is in Cambodia this weekend.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/Hun-Sen-attacked-for-excess-generosity-30179979.html

19 MARCH 2012

UN judge quits Cambodia war crimes tribunal

An international judge has resigned from the UN-backed Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, citing political interference by Cambodia’s government after he tried to investigate more suspects. Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, the Swiss co-investigator, whose predecessor Siegfried Blunk quit for similar reasons in October, said he had been constantly undermined by his Cambodian counterpart, You Bunleng
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/2012319143340854125.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17432484

9 FEBRUARY 2012

Khmer Rouge tribunal judge reopens court’s third case

A judge at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has reopened investigations into the court’s controversial third case, after an earlier probe was deemed ‘defective,’ according to documents released Thursday
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1690085.php/Khmer-Rouge-tribunal-judge-reopens-court-s-third-case

3 FEBRUAY 2012

Life term for Cambodia Khmer Rouge jailer Duch

Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court has rejected an appeal by Khmer Rouge jailer Duch and increased his sentence to life imprisonment
http://www.france24.com/en/20120203-khmer-rouge-jailer-gets-life-appeal-cambodia-duch-justice-killing-fields http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16865834
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/

25 JANUARY 2012

UN expert: Khmer Rouge Tribunal judge can investigate

A United Nations expert on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal said Wednesday 25 that a judge can investigate upcoming cases at the court, despite Cambodia’s decision not to endorse his appointment
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1687372.php/UN-expert-Khmer-Rouge-Tribunal-judge-can-investigate

7 JANUARY 2012

Cambodia vows to finalise Asean human rights declaration this year

Cambodia aims to finalise the drafting of an Asean Human Rights Declaration this year as it chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Cambodian Human Rights Committee chairman Om Yin Tieng said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=25985&sec=1

5 DECEMBER 2011

Nuon Chea: Khmer Rouge ‘were not bad people’

Pol Pot’s deputy has told a court the Khmer Rouge were not « bad people », blaming deaths of Cambodians under the Maoist regime on
neighbouring Vietnam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16028435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112532844822354.html

21 NOVEMBER 2011

Cambodia begins trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Three former Khmer Rouge senior officials (Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary) accused of orchestrating Cambodia’s « killing fields »
massacres have gone on trial before a UN-backed tribunal, more than three decades after some of the 20th century’s worst atrocities
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/2011112141320240647.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15814519
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3978&Itemid=207

17 NOVEMBER 2011

Cambodian genocide defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for trial

Cambodia’s U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday ruled a former senior Khmer Rouge leader unfit to stand trial for genocide and other crimes because she has Alzheimer’s disease. The tribunal said the illness diminishes Ieng
Thirith’s mental capacity and ordered the 79-year-old defendant freed from detention. She behaved erratically at earlier court appearances, and her lawyers had requested the medical exams.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45338401/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15774044

10 OCTOBER 2011

Cambodia war crimes tribunal judge quits

Siegfried Blunk, who was responsible for indicting suspects at Cambodia’s UN-backed tribunal, said on Monday he had quit because of « repeated statements which will be perceived as attempted interference by government officials ».
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/201110109310163571.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15151188

15 SEPTEMBER 2011

Thailand has agreed to a July ruling by the International Court of Justice calling for Thailand and to remove troops from a disputed flashpoint zone on their common border, Cambodia said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1153304/1/.html
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1663173.php/Cambodia-and-Thailand-agree-to-demilitarize-border-zone

5 SEPTEMBER 2011

Vann Nath, a Cambodian painter whose life and art were powerful symbols of the county’s struggle to overcome the horrors of the Khmer
Rouge era, has died at a private hospital in Phnom Penh.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/09/201195115353554450.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110905-297881.html

18 JULY 2011

The UN’s highest court on Monday ordered Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw their troops from a disputed area around an
ancient temple on the border between the two Asian neighbours
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1141576/1/.html
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2011/07/19/national/Demilitarised-zone-30160588.html

27 JUNE 2011

Four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders, including « Brother No. 2″ Nuon Chea (pictured), appeared at a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh on Monday to face war crimes charges for atrocities committed during the 1975-1979 reign of terror.
http://www.france24.com/en/20110627-cambodia-former-khmer-rouge-leaders-face-trial-brother-number-two-nuon-cheahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13922564

29 MAY 2011

Cambodia’s king a ‘prisoner’ in his palace

King Norodom Sihamoni may be heir to a royal line trailing back some 2,000 years, but he always seemed more suited to the arts scene in Europe, where he was a ballet dancer, than the rough and tumble politics of his homeland. Now, close aides and experts say, he has become
figuratively, and more, a prisoner in his own palace.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43209362/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

8 MAY 2011

South-East Asian leaders end their summit in Jakarta, pledging to raise the bloc’s global role, but an unsolved border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia clouded the gathering.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1637792.php/ASEAN-leaders-wrap-up-summit-Thai-Cambodian-dispute-unsolved
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13319952

30 APRIL 2011

Cambodia asks the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to clarify its 1962 ruling over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear as its military clashes with Thailand continued after a truce
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2011/04/30/national/Cambodia-seeks-ICJ-clarification-on-temple-30154299.html

24 APRIL 2011

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon call on Cambodia and Thailand to halt fighting along their disputed jungle border as troops exchanged fire for a third day. At least 10 soldiers have been killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee the area since fighting broke out on Friday, shattering a tense two-month ceasefire
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201142441733439734.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13179712

23 APRIL 2011

Thailand strongly rejects accusations it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in fighting that extended into a second day Saturday and has killed 10 soldiers  and forced thousands of civilians from their homes.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42725947/ns/world_news/

22 APRIL 2011

Cambodian and Thai troops in border clash. Several soldiers reported dead as fighting shatters two-month lull in long-standing tensions between the two nations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13167455

14 APRIL 2011

How Bad Are Things in Cambodia?

Cambodia’s Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land by Joel Brinkley. Public Affairs. US$27.99. Available on Amazon.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3125&Itemid=207

1 MARCH 2011

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy losts a final appeal against a two-year jail term imposed in absentia – a sentence his lawyer denounced as politically motivated
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_640138.html

22 FEBRUARY 2011

Thailand and Cambodia agree to accept Indonesian observers and avoid further clashes over a border dispute that has claimed at least 10 lives and displaced thousands. The agreement came during a meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Indonesia, which holds the current chair of the 10-member block
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1112321/1/.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20110222-asean-send-observers-disputed-thailand-cambodia-border-temple

7 FEBRUARY 2011

Thai and Cambodian troops clashed for a fourth day over a disputed border area surrounding a 900-year-old Khmer temple, which both sides claim as their own. Thai nationalists are calling on their government to « reclaim » the area.
http://www.france24.com/en/20110207-battle-rages-over-hindu-khmer-temple-thai-cambodian-border-un-security-council
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Thailand-Cambodia-Dispute-a-Test-for-ASEAN-115471614.html

4 FEBRUARY 2011

Border skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops broke out  at the disputed area in Si Sa Ket province near the 900-year-old Hindu temple of Preah Vihear
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110204-two-dead-thai-cambodian-border-dispute
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=17240&sec=1

1 FEBRUARY 2011

Thailand’s nationalist activists, Veera Somkwamkid and Ratree Pipatanapaiboon, are given lengthy prison sentences in Phnom Penh over
charges of illegal entry and espionage in a case that could worsen ties between Thailand and Cambodia.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=17164&sec=1

22 NOVEMBER 2010

At least 380 people are reported dead and hundreds more injured in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, as a deadly stampede during a concert on Koh Pich brought a tragic end to a three-day water festival.
http://www.france24.com/en/20101123-cambodia-hundreds-killed-stampede-popular-water-festival-phnom-penh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/2010112332920283794.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20101125-hun-sen-weeps-day-mourning-stampede-victims-cambodia

12 OCTOBER 2010

Thailand’s top investigative agency alleges that anti-government ‘red shirts’ received training in neighboring Cambodia to assassinate top leaders such as Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=14897&sec=1

23 SEPTEMBER 20110

In Cambodia, Sam Rainsy, leader of opposition to Hun Sen, is sentenced to 10 years in prison. Rainsy is in voluntary exile in France. According to the opposition party Cambodia is ceding its territory to Vietnam, offending Khmer nationalism. The sentence is seen as a way to eliminate opposition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11395570
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sam-Rainsy,-leader-of-opposition-to-Hun-Sen,-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison-19531.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2010

Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal indicts four former Khmer Rouge leaders. Nuon Chea, deputy to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, will stand trial next year, along with former head of state Khieu Samphan, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11323143

23 AUGUST 2011

Thailand says it will resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia after Phnom Penh announced the resignation of ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra as its economic advisor. The two countries recalled their ambassadors in November 2009 amid a row over the controversial appointment.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11059580

11 AUGUST 2010

Cambodia slams Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, saying he was incapable of leading a government or being a member of Asean or even the United Nations.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/08/12/politics/Cambodia-lambastes-Abhisit-30135743.html

10 JULY 2010

William Burns, US Under-Secretary of State for political affairs, said military aid from the United States to Cambodia was intended to boost a civil-military relationship that was essential to a « healthy political system ».
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100718-227549.html

8 MARCH 2010

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday said the head of Southeast Asia’s regional body was unsuitable for the job, accusing him of « crazy work » for reportedly questioning a recent rocket drill.
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100308-203374.html

6 FEBRUARY 2010

Cambodia’s Premier Hun Sen visits the area close to the ancient Preah Vihear temple at the centre of the land dispute with Thailand by opening a school and giving supplies to villagers caught up in violence last year between the two countries’ troops
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1035797/1/.html