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Street protests over Cambodian poll result a last resort, says Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy greets supporters at the airport. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia's opposition leader, whose party is disputing its narrow loss in last month's elections, said yesterday his supporters would take to the streets only as a last resort if their complaints of poll irregularities were not resolved fairly.

Saturday, 17 August, 2013, 2:33am

Briefs, January 6, 2013

Armed Indonesian police near one of the camps. Photo: AFP

About 13,000 boat people, including many stateless Rohingya Muslims, fled Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh in 2012 with hundreds dying during the perilous sea voyage, the UN said. A wave of deadly sectarian violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has triggered an exodus of refugees, mostly heading for Malaysia. "We know of at least 485 people who've drowned or are lost at sea," UN spokeswoman Vivian Tan said, adding the real death toll was probably far higher. More than 10,000 people have attempted the sea voyage since October 2012 - a sharp increase on last season's departures.

6 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

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

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

Cambodian parties fight for monks' backing

With eight months to go before elections in Cambodia, the country's Buddhist monks are torn over whether they should vote.

The battle over the monks' ballots reflects a wider struggle by some politicians to seek the influential backing of a Buddhist clergy pondering its role in a democratic future.

21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Election gone wrong

Despite the early promise of a well-organised, relatively peaceful and apparently credible poll, the Cambodian elections have run true to form after all. Another cynical exercise in a parody of democracy will leave the country in much the same state as it was before.

6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Rivals flee to safety in capital

Hundreds of Cambodian opposition party members are fleeing their homes for the safety of Phnom Penh as a wave of recrimination surges across the country.

The Phnom Penh headquarters of the Funcinpec and Sam Rainsy parties were yesterday swamped with people seeking help.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hun Sen to carry on in face of boycott

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday he would continue to run the country with his existing government if opposition leaders carried out their threatened boycott of Sunday's election results.

'If those . . . parties do not come to the National Assembly, my Government with First Prime Minister Ung Huot will continue,' a relaxed-looking Mr Hun Sen told Thai television.

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

Vietnamese bashing

All too often the coming Cambodian elections are portrayed as a simple contest between good and evil, between brutal leaders such as strongman Hun Sen, who masterminded the coup that ousted his former co-premier Prince Norodom Ranarridh and is suspected of complicity in the killing of numerous political opponents, and brave opposition figures such as Sam Rainsy, whose supporters have been subje

15 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Rainsy flies into storm over passport ban

A political standoff is set to erupt at Phnom Penh's Ponchentong airport this morning as popular exile Sam Rainsy returns despite an official bid to stop him entering the country.

Mr Rainsy vowed yesterday to return on French papers after the cancellation of his Cambodian passport and those of 13 other political exiles.

27 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Bereaved pay respects at scene of carnage

As shocked Cambodians tried to come to grips with a savage hand grenade attack on an opposition rally, hundreds of friends and relatives of those killed in the blasts paid their respects outside the National Assembly building, where the carnage took place.

1 Apr 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

Rainsy wants to use weapon of prosperity on corruption

TWO weeks after being removed from office because of his outspoken ways and fight against corruption, Cambodia's former finance minister Sam Rainsy remains defiant.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post during a private visit to Hong Kong, Mr Rainsy continued to warn of the dangers of corruption and how it endangered economic development.

7 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Foreign investment law to be modernised

CAMBODIA's new Government will modernise its foreign investment law under the constitution which was adopted this week by the 120-member elected assembly.

Finance Minister Sam Rainsy was confident the constitution and swearing-in of the Government would ensure the political stability needed to attract legitimate overseas funds vital to rebuild the war-ravaged country.

24 Sep 1993 - 12:00am