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Cambodia’s Hun Sen won’t hesitate to jail fans of political nemesis

Sam Rainsy’s return from France on Independence Day expected to be dramatic.

Cambodian PM sues political foe in French courts

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is accused by opposition figure Sam Rainsy of plotting the 2008 death of the police commissioner in a helicopter crash.

Cambodia seeks opposition leader’s arrest amid EU sanctions threat

Hun Sen this month threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the EU withdraws duty-free trading access.

China pledges nearly US$600 million in aid to Cambodia

China has already poured billions of dollars in development assistance and loans into Cambodia through Xi's Belt and Road initiative.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen marks 34 years in power

Hun Sen accused the EU of holding the country's 16 million people 'hostage' with tariff threats.

Cambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats

The EU threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector.

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen derides ‘democracy’ in fiery speech

Hun Sen remains defiant Saturday as he inaugurated a monument with carvings showcasing his government's achievements.

Cambodian strongman Hun Sen defends promoting sons

The 66-year-old leader has ruled Cambodia for 33 years and his administration is full of family-linked officials, with his three sons in key posts across defence and intelligence establishments.

Turkey, Cambodia aim to boost trade to US$1 billion

The two leaders signed eight memorandums of understanding (MOU) including in the areas of education and agriculture.

Cambodia PM warns at UN against questioning of one-party election

Speaking from the floor of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Hun Sen warned against any outside "interference" in Cambodian politics.

Cambodian PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

Sokha, 65, spent more than a year in a remote prison near the Vietnamese border before his release.

US urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

Restrictions placed on Kem Sokha include a ban on him meeting party officials.

Cambodia opposition leader released from jail

Since the polls Hun Sen has begun to release critics from jail, a common relaxation of his grip on power that has followed election wins throughout his time in office.

Cambodian PM voted in by one-party parliament

The opposition was dissolved in the run-up to the vote with government dissenters and activists arrested.

Cambodia’s parliament holds 1st session since July vote

King Norodom Sihamoni presides over the opening session of parliament after Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in the July 29 vote.

Cambodia frees 14 opposition supporters

The 14 released Tuesday from Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh were pardoned by the Cambodian king for convictions that carried between seven and 20 years behind bars.

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition

The strongman has been in power for 33 years but the vote late last month was widely decried as a sham after a crackdown on the rival Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

Chinese investment in Sihanoukville has topped US$1 billion but the money comes with a rise in illegal sex services.

Cambodia’s parliament to convene in September after controversial vote

Although official results won't be announced until mid-August, Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said it had won all 125 parliamentary seats following the July 29 vote.

Cambodia PM slams opposition vote boycott, challenges critics

The CPP has pointed to what it says was a solid election turnout as proof of the country's sound democratic process where more than 82% of those registered to vote cast their ballots.

China says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia after election

China has always supported Cambodia in protecting its sovereignty, independence and stability, and opposes any foreign country interfering in Cambodia's internal affairs.

With China’s help, Cambodia strongman set to extend 33-year rule

Hun Sen has grown ever closer to China, accepting cash from Beijing in return for supporting its geopolitical aims in the region – particularly regarding disputed territory in the South China Sea.

Rights groups critical of muted international action ahead of ‘one-sided’ Cambodian...

The election will be held under adverse political circumstances because the Supreme Court ruled to dissolve the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party last year.

China lends Cambodia US$259 million to build new road

The concessional loan agreement was signed on July 10 between the Export-Import Bank of China and Cambodia's Ministry of Finance to build a four-lane, 47 km city ring road, the finance ministry said in a statement on Friday.