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  1. Cambodia's future rests in hands of foreign donors

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In itself, though, the move is not an assurance that Prime Minister Hun Sen has changed his autocratic ways, even though he gave the orders. There is nothing complicated about the circumstances ... to avoid imprisonment. Hun Sen has shown during his two decades of rule that he is a master political strategist. He has not given up any of that authority through his latest actions- only tried ...

  2. Wen and where

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prime Minister Hun Sen Saturday: returns to China ...

  3. Foreign help surest way to put Cambodia on track

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claims his country is a democracy, yet opposition politicians, human rights activists, trade unionists and journalists say otherwise. They are calling ... in jail or living in exile overseas for fear of persecution, their contention is clearly more accurate than Hun Sen's. Their plight is detailed today on Page A16. In a democracy, people can ...

  4. Donors must demand that Cambodia respect rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have been whittled away as Prime Minister Hun Sen consolidates a near monopoly of power and abuses go unchecked by a viable opposition or an independent judiciary. Unfortunately, Hun Sen treats ... their critical reports on Cambodia. Now Hun Sen has demanded that UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan sack the current UN human-rights envoy for Cambodia, Hong Kong-based Professor Yash Ghai, for accusing ...

  5. Dark days return

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Vigorous oppression has led to Hun Sen's leadership being compared to Myanmar's regime. Human rights experts are calling for the international community to intervene, writes ... a border agreement Prime Minister Hun Sen signed with Vietnam last October. They allegedly implied the deal ceded Cambodian land to Vietnam. The detentions are being widely seen as part ...

  6. Vested interests

    Posted Sep 19th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Cambodia: women have applauded it, men are outraged. 'It's a good law by Prime Minister Hun Sen,' said waitress Poeng Srey Nang. 'Men should not have a wife and a girlfriend. ... the gaze of the international community. Aid donors, who earlier this year committed US$600 million to Cambodia, have been demanding for some time now that Hun Sen's government improve ...

  7. World sees little return on billions in Cambodia aid

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... the country's lack of good governance. Basil Fernando, executive director of the Asian Human Rights Commission, was critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen's use of defamation laws to silence his ... Hun Sen declared the reconciliation with Sam Rainsy was the 'best day in the history of the democratic process' since the elections in 1993. Pen Mengleang, who sells plastic flowers, ...

  8. World sees little return on billions in Cambodia aid

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... in particular was critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen's use of criminal defamation law to silence his critics. He said it was 'part of an attempt by the prime minister to consolidate absolute ... long-held claim that the prime minister was behind a grenade attack in 1997 against his party. In return, the opposition leader received a royal pardon on his jail sentence. Hun Sen declared ...

  9. Fear is stalking Asia, says chief of rights watchdog

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... said. 'The judiciary, in which we used to have some faith, is even now being infiltrated by the pro-king people.' In Cambodia, where Prime Minister Hun Sen has been accused of moving towards a Myanmar-style military dictatorship, a weak judiciary was also blamed for carrying out a government-orchestrated policy of silencing critics by having them arrested and jailed. Mr Hun ...

  10. Cambodians deserve a chance of justice

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Cambodian judges and the commitment of Prime Minister Hun Sen's government to the process: only two former Khmer Rouge leaders are in jail awaiting trial while other, worse, alleged offenders ...




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