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Anger of factory workers poses a challenge for Cambodia's Hun Sen

Cambodian garment workers shout slogans behind barbed wire set up by police near the Council of Ministers building during a rally in Phnom Penh this week. Photo: AP

Cambodian garment factory workers Then Any and Vong Pov are not showing up for work any more.

Friday, 3 January, 2014, 3:49am

Cambodia opposition party denounces 'staged' rally against leader

Protestors gather to rally against acting CNRP chief Kem Sokha at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia’s main opposition party denounced a large demonstration held Sunday against one of their leaders in the capital, a rally they say was staged by supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen to intimidate rivals ahead of July elections.

9 Jun 2013 - 4:01pm

Criminalise denial of Khmer Rouge atrocities, Hun Sen says

Cambodian students mark the annual 'Day of Anger' at a killing fields memorial. Photo: AFP

Cambodia's prime minister says he wants a law to punish people who deny that atrocities occurred during the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, apparently trying to link his political rivals to the widely despised movement.

29 May 2013 - 1:24am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen seeks genocide denial law

Cambodians place burning incense sticks and offer prayers at a memorial charnel housing skulls of unidentified victims of the Khmer Rouge in Choeung Ek 'Killing Field' in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AP

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called for a new law banning statements denying that genocide was committed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s.

27 May 2013 - 9:00pm

Briefs, February 25, 2013

Japan said three Chinese surveillance ships entered its territorial waters off disputed East China Sea islands. The three ships entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone off Uotsuri, part of the island chain known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan, shortly before 1pm, the Japan Coast Guard said.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Who said it?

Hun Sen

There have never before been groups agitating for social change. For a government that has been in power for so long, it's a worry

Naly Pilorge, director of a human rights group, on the growing public anger at the 28-year rule of Cambodia's Hun Sen


Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time

U.S. President Barack Obama

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am

Rising grass-roots anger shaking Hun Sen's pedestal

A royal float with a portrait of late King Norodom Sihanouk. Photo: EPA

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 extreme measures were needed if she and her fellow villagers were to avoid the fate of the estimated 10 per cent of residents of the Cambodian capital who have had their homes confiscated in the past 20 years.

4 Feb 2013 - 5:53am

Obama critical of Cambodia’s human rights record

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) talks with visiting US President Barack Obama at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Xinhua

On a history-making trip, President Barack Obama paid the first visit by an American leader to Myanmar and Cambodia, two Asian countries with troubled histories, one on the mend and the other still a cause of concern.


20 Nov 2012 - 2:29pm 1 comment

Hun Sen aims to rule until he is 90

Hun Sen (right) with Barack Obama. Photo: AP

US President Barack Obama arrived in Cambodia last night having just won four more years in office, 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.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Former king Norodom Sihanouk mourned

Thousands of mourners in white pray at the gates of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Cambodian capital yesterday to pay their last respects to revered former king Norodom Sihanouk on his final journey home from China.

18 Oct 2012 - 10:12am

Cambodian parties team up to fight PM Hun Sen

Cambodian opposition party leader Sam Rainsy speaks during a press conference in San Juan City, east of Manila, on September 10. Photo: EPA

Cambodia’s two main opposition parties have joined forces to challenge Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 27-year grip on power at a general election next July, a spokesman for the new group said.

3 Oct 2012 - 3:11pm

Asean left on a knife-edge

As the dust settles from an Asean meeting last week marked by unprecedented rancour over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the focus of those pondering the future of the grouping is settling on two words: Hun Sen.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cambodia offers fun in the sun

Think of golden sand, glorious beaches and luxury retreats in Asia, and Cambodia might not immediately spring to mind. However, Cambodia is ascending as a tourist destination, especially its coastal areas.

A record 90,000 international tourists visited Cambodia Bay beaches last year - an annual increase of 7.5 per cent - and that could as much as double this year.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Gamblers roll in to Phnom Penh as guns go quiet

Fifteen years on, the guns are silent in Phnom Penh, the big Naga Floating Resorts Casino appears to be flourishing and developers dream of superhighways with luxury buses, replete with massage chairs, bringing tourists in from Vietnam.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

FBI urged to renew probe of grenade attack

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy called yesterday for the FBI to renew its investigation into a grenade attack that killed at least 16 people more than a decade ago.

Sam Rainsy addressed supporters outside Parliament, where exactly 11 years ago four grenades were hurled into a crowd of anti-government protesters, wounding at least 120 people, including a US citizen.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am