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  • Cambodia: Court releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail

    Phnom Penh: Kem Sokha, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who was arrested in September 2017 on treason charges, was allowed to leave prison on Monday after a judge approved his release on bail. The judge, who rejected Sokha’s fifth plea for bail in August, approved his request this time due to health issues, reports Efe news.

  • Republic Day 2018: Meet the 10 ASEAN leaders who will be the chief guests this year

    The ASEAN summit is going to be held on January 25 in New Delhi. As a part of this summit, the country heads of Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, have come to India. And, after attending the ASEAN summit, they will be the chief guests at the Republic Day parade tomorrow.

  • Cambodian PM denies role in ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian Premier Hun Sen lashed out today at claims his government had bowed to Chinese pressure to help scupper a joint statement by Southeast Asian nations on the South China Sea. In an angry speech Hun Sen also accused an international court of political bias as it prepares to rule on a sea dispute between the Philippines and China.

  • World Bank restarts Cambodia loans after five-year freeze

    Phnom Penh: The World Bank has approved USD 130 million worth of new loans for Cambodia, ending a five-year freeze in new lending to the country following a spate of controversial forced evictions by the government. The decision will be welcome news to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen whose government has clashed with the World Bank over the eviction of thousands of families from the shores of a lake in the capital Phnom

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    Won’t pardon self-exiled opposition leader: Cambodian PM

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he will not request King Norodom Sihamoni to grant a pardon to self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, saying that he will cut his right hand if he does that.

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    Cambodia senator arrested for ‘treason’ after PM accusation

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian police arrested an opposition senator today after the country’s strongman leader accused him of “treason” for posting on social media a disputed document about the border with neighbouring Vietnam. The arrest of Senator Hong Sok Hour, who belongs to the opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), comes amid an uptick in the campaign by the kingdom’s main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to combat alleged encroachment by Vietnam. “He