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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian elections puts Hun Sen on the back foot

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Cambodia faces a potential political stalemate unless strongman premier Hun Sen can strike a compromise with a resurgent opposition after hotly disputed ... weakened prime minister Hun Sen’s hand. The CPP on Sunday said it had secured an estimated 68 of the 123 lower house seats available, a 22-seat deficit from the last election but enough to edge ...

  2. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Rising grass-roots anger shaking Hun Sen's pedestal

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... angershaking Hun Sen's pedestal Chray Nhim received just seven days notice telling her that she was to be evicted from her house near Phnom Penh's airport without compensation. She knew ... Her protest was one of the most high-profile reactions to the increasingly repressive regime of Cambodia's long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party ...

  3. News - Asia

    Hun Sen aims to rule until he is 90

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... but that is nothing compared to his host, Hun Sen. The Cambodian prime minister has held power since Ronald Reagan was in the White House, and says he is not stepping down until he is 90. Hun Sen, 60, has ... the annual East Asia Summit. These days, Hun Sen has styled himself as an elder statesman, and he is anxious to win international respectability to go along with the economic growth. Cambodia has ...

  4. Hun Sen's friends and family outed in illegal logging expose

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hun Sen, says a new study. Rampant logging in violation of a 2002 moratorium on chopping down and transporting timber has seen Cambodia lose 29 per cent of its primary forests in the past five ... to Hun Sen, his top forestry officials and personal army bodyguard. The report names the syndicate as the Seng Keang Company, saying it is run by Hun Sen's first cousin Dy Chouch ...

  5. Cambodia offers fun in the sun

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minister Hun Sen described his kingdom's admission to the exclusive, 32-member club as 'a great opportunity for accelerated development of Cambodia's bays and coastal areas'. ... entertainment centres and resorts, in the coastal areas,' Hun Sen said. 'All these private investments have quickly expanded in all these coastal-area provinces.' International realtor CB ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia opposition party denounces 'staged' rally against leader

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:01pm by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... by supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen to intimidate rivals ahead of July elections. More than 10,000 protesters gathered in Phnom Penh to lash out against opposition chief Kem Sokha for allegedly ... will be used as a weapon against Hun Sen’s political opponents. The bill was passed unanimously in the absence of opposition lawmakers, who were expelled from the legislature this week, ostensibly ...

  7. She shall save the world

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to the test when she met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Apparently, her home in the pristine Samlot district forests of Cambodia's Battambang province was threatened by a planned hydroelectric project and she wanted to test Mr Hun Sen's previous promises on conservation. After a few hours, the prime minister emerged from the meeting in Phnom Penh and said: 'We have decided ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama critical of Cambodia’s human rights record

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 09:57am

    ... evening with Prime Minister Hun Sen, the autocratic Cambodian leader who has held power for nearly 30 years. Hun Sen’s rivals have sometimes ended up in jail or in exile. Unlike the arrangement ... They did step before cameras briefly before their meeting to greet each other with a brisk handshake and little warmth. In private, US officials said, Obama pressed Hun Sen to release political ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia’s ruling party facing leadership dilemma

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Hun Sen may be grooming children to take over political dynasty Cambodia’s long-ruling party faces a rare leadership dilemma- how do you replace ... that 60-year-old Prime Minister Hun Sen is grooming his children to inherit a political dynasty. Clean-cut, cheerful and wildly popular with ruling party voters, US-educated Hun Many is his youngest son ...

  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian king urged to delay parliament in poll dispute

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 06:31pm by Reuters

    ... of parliament after a disputed election win by long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. Lawmakers from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) say Hun Sen cheated his way to a narrow victory ... parliament until further talks were held to end the political stalemate with Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), which has rejected an inquiry. "The constitution states ...




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