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2022/07/04 | The Interpreter

Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”

The American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.

2022/06/08 | Voice of America

Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”

2022/02/16 | Voice of America

Myanmar Issue Hardens Divisions in ASEAN

Analysts said a troika had emerged made up of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei, which share religious sympathies with the Muslim Rohingya and have opposed bringing the Myanmar junta into ASEAN after it was banned from attending its summits in response to the coup.

2021/12/22 | The Interpreter

Hun Sen’s All-Encompassing Rule of Cambodia

The strongman has anointed his son as successor – after an election, of course.

2020/06/26 | Voice of America

Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader

Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, has sought to cast doubt that his son really is his heir apparent in recent remarks.

2018/11/13 | New Mandala

Has Cambodia Slipped Away From the International Community?

Many Cambodians are skeptical of global leaders. The international community must take this seriously.

2018/08/20 | Mongabay

CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials

Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.

2018/07/23 | East Asia Forum

Cambodia's Upcoming Election Seeks to Prove Its Own Legitimacy

The ruling Cambodian People's Party faces no real opposition in next week's elections. Instead, voter turnout will determine whether the government can tout this election as legitimate.

2018/06/08 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Charting the Death Throes of Press Freedom in Cambodia

The situation for press and other freedoms is going from bad to worse in Cambodia ahead of elections set for July.

2018/03/27 | New Mandala

The World's Neglect Continues to Haunt Cambodia

The world’s feeble response to the bloody events of 1997 directly influences the situation we see today in Cambodia.

2018/02/05 | Astrid Norén-Nilsson

Has Cambodia's Democracy Come to an End?

Cambodia may be transitioning to a new Chinese-inspired model of government.

2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino

Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown

One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.

2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne

Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections

So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.

2017/08/15 | Sorpong Peou

Cambodian Strongman is Going Nowhere

What Hun Sen fears most is the ultimate power of political democracy.

2017/07/10 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: Murder of Cambodian Government Critic Still Needs Investigation

The killing of Kem Ley requires a thorough, professional and unbiased investigation that will follow the facts, wherever they lead, and hold accountable all involved no matter their position or their power, writes Phil Robertson.