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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia's political deadlock over as Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy shake on a deal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AP

    ... to inform the monarch of the agreement before the 55 MPs-elect from his party swear in and join the meeting of the National Assembly. "We have no choice. The only suitable choice is to end ... to stage a rally at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Hun Sen has been in power for almost 30 years and, despite Cambodia being formally democratic, his government is authoritarian and known ...

  2. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian opposition leader returns amid tension, urges end to deadlock

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... Penh's "Freedom Park"- the capital's main designated protest site. At least 40 people, mostly security guards employed by the local authorities, were injured during the clashes. ... for the peaceful exercise of freedom of assembly," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. ...

  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Ancient Cambodian statues back home from US art collections

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:03am by AP

    ... their freedom and returned home," he said. The Norton Simon Museum has displayed for nearly four decades its 1.52 metre-high sandstone figure of Bhima, which is missing its hands and feet. It said ...

  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian factory workers, activists freed despite protest convictions

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Workers, activists freeddespite protest convictions A Cambodian court yesterday convicted almost two dozen factory workers and rights activists for instigating violence during protests that rocked the government earlier this year, but in a surprise move gave them suspended sentences and granted them freedom. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court ruled ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia bans foreign media content on local radio

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 02:43pm by Reuters

    ... that it was a serious infringement of press freedom. The restrictions called into question whether the July 28 vote would be free and fair, he said. But an official at the information ministry, Chhum Socheat, ... Reuters in Washington Government stays stopping airing of overseas content on local FM radio stations is to ensure 'fair campaigning', but US says press freedom hit Foreign ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian activists held as brands demand Hun Sen answers over deaths

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... violence. We just exercised our freedom of expression," Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, said by telephone as he was driven to a police station in the city. We did not commit violence. We just exercised our freedom of expression UNIONIST RONG CHHUN The 23 people detained in connection with the unrest are being held at a prison near the border ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    'Democracy at stake' in Cambodian election, says opposition MP

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... and information that is recognisably absent from state-run TV and radio. Supporters now openly wear CNRP stickers and T-shirts, and use Facebook to discuss politics and hold meetings with one another. ... particularly anti-Vietnamese statements made by the opposition- could also cause trouble if not checked. Hun Sen's government is regularly accused of suppressing political freedoms and clamping ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian opposition rallies for second day after protest death

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 03:42pm

    ... out overnight in Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. They were joined on Monday by around 300 garment workers, who arrived by motorbike, witnesses including a human rights worker said. Hun Sen met ... of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) tried to remove razor-wire barricades and refused to restrict their protest to a designated site in Freedom Park. Chan Soveth, a worker for human ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian PM, opposition hold second day of talks

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 03:52pm by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... been trying to discourage demonstrations by highlighting the possibility of violence. Breakaway marches from the opposition’s main rally site, Freedom Park, on Sunday led to clashes with police that left one man dead and about 10 injured. Emotions ran high again on Tuesday, when a monk threatened to set himself on fire to protest the alleged fraud at the polls. Demonstrators at Freedom ...

  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian PM to form government despite warning of dictatorship from opposition

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... into the contested July elections, decried what it described as a "one-party parliament". "It totally contradicts the principle of democracy, freedom and multi-party pluralism and is bringing ...




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