Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

The European Union is not plotting to have Cambodia thrown out of the United Nations, despite what one Phnom Penh newspaper recently reported, and what the Cambodian government now believes. A story the Phnom Penh Post published on September 17 reported that a human rights-related resolution the European Parliament adopted four days earlier was threatening […]

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Ahead of national elections that are widely tipped to see the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) and Southeast Asia strongman Hun Sen returned to office tomorrow the country’s 8.3 million registered voters are finding it difficult to stay abreast of the latest developments, with 17 news sites being blocked by the government. Not announced prior […]

An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

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An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

It is not often that a country gets the chance to change its political landscape without the intervention of armed forces. One has only to look at Thailand where the political landscape has undergone forced change 12 times since 1932. On Sunday polling booths across Cambodia will open for what will be the country’s sixth […]