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Politics of Cambodia

Cambodia opposition party denounces 'staged' rally against leader

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.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 4:01pm

Hun Sen aims to rule until he is 90

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

The Accidental Terrorist

The Accidental Terrorist by Adam Piore The Atavist (e-book)

15 Jul 2012 - 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

Donors must demand that Cambodia respect rights

In a country that suffered the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge and 10 years of occupation by the Vietnamese, human rights can seem relative. The scars of Cambodia's recent past still run deep. The growth of democracy is stalled but few people are willing to speak out. Those who do risk arrest or being forced into exile.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

A gamble with democracy

Stability or democracy? That is the alarming choice in Cambodia as the results of Sunday's national elections degenerate into confusion.

A frustrated international community clearly wants stability in the region's poorest nation and is willing to accept an imperfect electoral process under 'Cambodian conditions' to get it.

30 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Voters face the future with fear

NOTHING short of stability and the future of democracy in Cambodia is at stake this week as the nation prepares to vote next Sunday.

For co-premier Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party (CPP), it presents the chance to claim international legitimacy shattered when he orchestrated the coup last year that saw up to 100 opposition figures murdered, some after torture.

19 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Cambodia on trial

When the UN credentials committee decided to leave Cambodia's seat vacant during the 52nd session of the General Assembly, they must have recognised that postponing the problem would not make it go away, even temporarily.

23 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

UN envoy seeks coup violence probe

The United Nations special envoy to Cambodia on human rights has called for a wide-ranging and impartial inquiry into violence surrounding July's coup by Hun Sen.

Thomas Hammarberg is in Phnom Penh for talks over extra-judicial killings and torture, which he said had followed the toppling of Prince Norodom Ranariddh.

2 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Violent setback

The assassination attempt on Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy marked a major setback to the country's fragile democracy and must be deplored with no uncertain terms. Eleven people were killed and 121 others were injured.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am