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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy barred from poll

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Election committee rules that the opposition leader, seen as the best chance to beat Hun Sen, is not eligible to stand in Sunday's election Cambodia's newly returned opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, cannot be a candidate in Sunday's polls, election authorities ruled yesterday, rejecting his application to stand against strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen. Sam Rainsy, who ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Bomb found near Cambodian parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 03:55pm by AFP

    ... Cambodia’s parliament, police said, adding to tensions in the capital in the wake of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen’s disputed election win. The makeshift bomb – made from TNT powder in a plastic ... by the NEC on Sunday, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won 68 seats in the July polls against 55 for the opposition. The CNRP has rejected the result, alleging widespread vote rigging, but so ...

  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thousands take to Cambodia’s streets on Human Rights Day

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... slogan of “Change! Change!” and “Step Down!” – a reference to opposition demands that Prime Minister Hun Sen resign – the crowd gathered at a park in the city centre. “Now, the state of human ... and dictatorship”, the opposition leader said, repeating his claim that Hun Sen won July’s national election due to widespread voting fraud. He raised the recent death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian police disperse opposition rally

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... July election that returned Hun Sen to power, had planned a major three-day protest starting from Sunday. “This is the act of communist dictatorship,” opposition spokesman Yim Sovann told reporters. “This is the act of communist dictatorship.” Opposition spokesman Yim Sovann Protesters have occupied the Democracy Park since December as part of demonstrations against premier Hun Sen ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Three dead after Cambodian police fire on striking garment workers

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:44pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Police kill at least three garment workers as anger against Hun Sen's government explodes At least three people were killed on Friday when police ... apparently with gunshot wounds. The violence comes at a time of political stress in the country, as the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has protested daily for Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Have you ever seen, anywhere in the world, a minority party holding the position of the president of parliament? Cambodian Premier Hun Sen   It's not normal that you can carry more than a tonne of cocaine on an Air France plane French interior minister Manuel Valls   A vast majority of foreign investments from all countries, including China, do not raise national security ...

  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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