Hun Sen wins ‘sham’ election 

The Cambodian People’s Party has surprised no one by winning yesterday’s general election after the main opposition was banned.   Prime Minister Hun Sen, 65,...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

Hun Sen: no more US funding

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly challenged his former allies in Washington to end all aid after the US announced it was cutting...

Amnesty attacks Cambodia trials

Poverty and land rights in Cambodia have sparked protests. Source: Flickr   Cambodia must drop its politically motivated criminal probe into rights lawyers Am Sam-at and...

Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Cambodia killer admits burning westerners

Kaing Guek Eav. Source: Wikimedia The first member of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge to be jailed for the atrocities of the 1970s has admitted murdering...

Hun Sen targets ‘foreign’ NGO

Cambodia’s increasingly dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen (pictured), has reportedly called for his ministry of home affairs to close another human rights group.  The move...

Opposition replaces Sam Rainsy 

Sam Rainsy’s (left) personal rivalry with Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) was apparently derailing party strategy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodia’s main opposition party has accepted the...

Hun Sen’s US rift deepens

Washington has accused Cambodia of undermining democracy after it moved to expel a US NGO and launched a clampdown on several media groups.  US State...

An unholy alliance

April 1975. The Khmer Rouge celebrate as they enter Phnom Penh. Source: Flickr Cambodia's success in blocking a united Asean approach to the South China...

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