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EU, Japan urged to mull halt in funding for Cambodian election.

Rights groups on Wednesday urged the European Union and Japan to consider halting their funding for the election panel in Cambodia, if the ruling party succeeds in a bid to dissolve the main opposition party ahead of next year's general election.

- BangkokPost - TH

Rights groups deplore worsening repression in Cambodia.

Rights groups say foreign governments should refuse to recognize Cambodia's next elections and consider sanctions on its leaders if the main opposition party is dissolved.

- FOX News - US

Rights groups deplore worsening repression in Cambodia.

Rights groups say foreign governments should refuse to recognize Cambodia's next elections and consider sanctions on its leaders if the main opposition party is dissolved. Prime Minister Hun Sen's government … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

WORLD VIEW : Cambodia changes gear into reverse.

Cambodia is no longer going forward, it is slipping backwards, as it has many times before. Earlier this month the government asked the Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition coalition. One opposition leader, Kem Sokha, was sent to prison last month and the other, Sam Rainsy, is in exile.

- TheCitizen - TZ

World Bank Accountability Body Addresses Attacks on Critics.

Expand Members of the Boeung Kak Lake community in Cambodia demonstrate at a police blockade in December 2012 on the second day of community activist Yorm Bopha's trial, on trumped up charges apparently brought for speaking out on forced evictions linked to a World Bank financed project. © 2012 John Vink/Magnum Photos When ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

What Went Wrong With Cambodia's Opposition Party.

How has the CNRP fallen so far, so fast?

- The Diplomat - US

Cambodia hopes to launch first satellite in 2021.

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia hopes to launch its first communications satellite into orbit as early as 2021, at an estimated cost of US$150 million, according to a senior official at the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia .

- BangkokPost - TH

Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN.

Cambodia, Senegal and Rwanda have made the biggest strides since 2005 in reducing inequalities The post Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

US to Cambodia: Release opposition leader.

PHNOM PENH: The United States renewed a call for Cambodia's government to release the country's main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party's seats if it was dissolved.

- BangkokPost - TH

U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison.

PHNOM PENH - The United States renewed a call for Cambodia's government to release the country's main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party's seats if it was dissolved.

- Reuters - US

'From Head to Toe a Yuon': The Path From Prejudice to Deportation in Cambodia.

Prejudice has its own historical momentum, but the law can either counter or support this.

- The Diplomat - US

Cambodian rubber exports rise 33%

Cambodia's rubber exports to the international market saw an increase of 33% in the first nine months of 2017, while the average price for the commodity went up 53%, compared with the same period last year.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia's hidden jungle temple

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Beng Mealea, Cambodia. Beng Mealea "gives plenty of hope to the Indiana Jones in all of us," said Dave Stamboulis at BBC. A half-hidden 12th-century temple located just 25 miles from Angkor Wat, it attracts ...

- The Week - US

Cambodian MPs prepare to take over seats if opposition dissolved

PHNOM PENH, Oct 16 — Cambodia's ruling party today voted to redistribute parliamentary seats held by the embattled main opposition if — as expected — it is dissolved by a court in coming weeks. Prime Minister Hun Sen has hacked away at...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cambodia’s ruling party rule change at National Assembly puts opposition’s future in limbo

Cambodia’s parliament voted to change party laws on Monday to re-distribute seats if a party is dissolved after the government filed a lawsuit earlier this month to dissolve the main opposition party. Lawyers from the interior ministry filed a lawsuit on October 6 to demand the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia parliament vote puts opposition future in limbo

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's parliament voted to change party laws on Monday to re-distribute seats if a party is dissolved after the government filed a lawsuit earlier this month to dissolve the main opposition party, part of an escalating political crisis.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia's political prince submits to its strongman

PHNOM PENH: With Cambodia's opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman.

- BangkokPost - TH

PHOTOS: Trees That Tell Stories About The World We Live In

In Wise Trees, a book by photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, you'll see a holy tree in the middle of an Indian candy shop, a communal tree in Mozambique, a tree of tragedy in Cambodia.

- NPR - US

As anti-US feeling grows in Cambodia, China cashes in

Chinese businesses are quietly expanding their footprint in Cambodia as relations between the Southeast Asian nation and Washington worsen and the din of anti-American sentiment grows louder. The United States and Cambodia have never been on the best of terms, with the small country’s long-time ruler Hun Sen rarely ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia's political prince Norodom Ranariddh submits to strongman Hun Sen as opposition crumbles

With Cambodia’s opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman. Seventy three year-old Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Hun Sen’s opponent in UN-supervised elections in 1993, has ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia's political prince submits to its strongman

PHNOM PENH - With Cambodia's opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman.

- Reuters - US

Busan Film Review: 'Poppy Goes to Hollywood Redux'

Infectious enthusiasm, positive messages and a warm heart are the appealing ingredients of Poppy Goes to Hollywood Redux,' the first genuine LGBT-themed feature from Cambodia. A comic drama about a homophobic straight guy who hides out with transgender entertainers after witnessing a murder, Poppy' is rough around the edges ...

- Variety - US

Cambodia Bans 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

Cambodia has halted the theatrical release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.' The South East Asian nation argues that the film portrays it in a negative light. The film was originally scheduled to have been released on Sept. 21. But that was delayed as distributor Westec Media attempted to deal with the censor's concerns by ...

- Variety - US

Cambodia bans latest ‘Kingsman’ film for portraying country as a criminal hub

Hollywood’s lighthearted spy blockbuster Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been banned in Cambodia because of a scene that portrays the country and one of its famous temples as a hotbed of crime, an official said on Friday. The action-comedy sequel follows a fictional British spy organisation that joins forces with an ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia's prime minister has wrecked a 25-year push for democracy

YOU don't get to be the world's longest-serving prime minister by leaving your future up to voters. Instead Hun Sen, who has led Cambodia since 1985, relies on curtailing their options. His government is petitioning the courts to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party , the only opposition group that threatens his grip ...

- Economist.com - UK

Cambodia heads towards one-party state – and a democratic crisis

Dark days lie ahead as democracy is dismantled.

- The Conversation - UK

Silencing opposition voices threatens Cambodian democracy - UN rights expert

Civil and political rights in Cambodia are “under threat” as the main opposition party is being dissolved in the parliament, a United Nations human rights expert warned Thursday, also voicing concern that the dissolution may affect upcoming elections in the country.

- UN - INT

Kingsman banned in Cambodia over 'negative portrayal'

The Hollywood blockbuster portrays the country as a haven for villains, the authorities say.

- BBC - UK

Cambodia's Fledgling Democracy in Question

As Cambodia’s ruling party prepares to dissolve the main opposition party and pass legislation that will hand their formidable bloc of seats largely to a notoriously corrupt third party, the countries who spent billions building democracy here are reacting with little more than statements expressing concern. ...

- Voice of America - US

Cambodia bans Hollywood blockbuster citing negative portrayal

Cambodia bans Hollywood blockbuster citing negative portrayal...

- MENAFN - JO

Cambodia deports dozens of Chinese suspects over nude photo extortion scam

Cambodia on Thursday deported dozens of Chinese citizens accused of extorting money from women in mainland China with threats to circulate images of them naked online. General Ouk Haiseila, chief of the Immigration Investigation Bureau, said the 74 suspects left the Cambodian capital on a plane sent by the Chinese ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia deports 74 Chinese arrested for telecom extortion scams

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia on Thursday deported 74 Chinese nationals wanted in China on suspicion of extorting money from people there over the internet and by telephone, Cambodian police said.

- Reuters - US

Cambodian democracy under threat

GENEVA – Civil and political rights in Cambodia are deteriorating rapidly, with deeply worrying implications for forthcoming elections and the future of democracy in the country, a United Nations human rights expert has said.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Cambodia deports Chinese nude photo online scammers

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has deported dozens of Chinese citizens accused of extorting money from women in their homeland over social media.

- BangkokPost - TH

Ask Away: Sort your visas in advance

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I have booked a cruise for my husband and myself out of Singapore next May.There are opportunities for day visits in Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali and Thailand. I have received...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'They're your bombs' - Hun Sen renews criticism of US

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday renewed his criticism of the United States, a week after a leading opposition figure fled the country over fears of a widening crackdown on government critics ahead of next year's election.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia Draws Closer to Outright Authoritarianism

For decades, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the longest-serving nonroyal ruler in Asia, has pl

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

EU urges Cambodia to halt attack on opposition

PHNOM PENH: The European Union and rights groups say the Cambodian government's move to dissolve the main opposition party would be a serious blow to democracy that undermines the credibility of elections next year.

- BangkokPost - TH

Food vendors cleared from Angkor Wat lawn

PHNOM PENH: The Apsara Authority has banned food vendors from providing places for customers to eat on the grass in front of Angkor Wat, citing the disorder created by the recent practice.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia, a nominal democracy, lurches toward full-blown dictatorship

Mu Sochua had never been deterred by the prospect of jail time. In her two decades as a bold voice in Cambodian politics, the deputy opposition leader has faced down her fair share of government intimidation. In 2014, she spent a week in prison. But something about the latest government crackdown...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Cambodia: Opposition Party Threatened with Dissolution

Expand Supporters of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party , stand outside the Appeal Court during a bail hearing for the jailed opposition leader in Phnom Penh, Cambodia September 26, 2017.  © 2017 Samrang Pring / Reuters – The Cambodian government's filing of a politically motivated legal case on ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Broadening Crackdown, Cambodia Moves to Disband Main Opposition Party

The crackdown comes after the government arrested the party’s leader, Kem Sokha, and moved against the country’s independent media.

- International NY Times - US

Crackdown on opposition reduces risk of large-scale anti-government protests ahead of Cambodia's 2018 election

Event On 3 October, Cambodia National Rescue Party Deputy President Mu Sochua became the latest senior opposition official to flee the country, with nearly half of CNRP lawmakers reportedly overseas. Sochua's departure comes after an alleged warning by a senior government official

- Jane’s - US

UN Human Rights Council wraps current session, adopts texts on Myanmar, Yemen, Burundi

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its 36th session in Geneva today, having adopted 33 resolutions, 20 by consensus, addressing multiple themes as well as human rights situations in Yemen, Burundi, Myanmar, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Somalia and Cambodia.

- UN - INT

Should Corporate Social Responsibility be Voluntary or Binding?

Expand Women work in the sewing division of a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Women constitute about 90 percent of the workforce in Cambodia's garment industry, which produces for many international apparel brands. Human Rights Watch has documented that workers in Cambodia frequently experience forced ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

A Midnight Crackdown in Cambodia

A Midnight Crackdown in CambodiaSeptember 14, 2017Aided by Chinese support and U.S. indifference, the government has moved to ensure complete dominance ahead of the 2018 elections.

- Freedom House - US

Cambodia: Protect Montagnards Refugees

Expand Montagnards, under UNHCR care in Phnom Penh, June 7th, 2016. © 2016 Radio Free Asia – The Cambodian government should not carry out its threats to imminently return a group of ethnic Montagnards to Vietnam, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees says they are refugees with a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Cambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Leader

Expand Cambodia's opposition leader and President of the National Rescue Party Kem Sokha talks during an interview with Reuters in Prey Veng province, Cambodia May 28, 2017. © 2017 Samrang Pring/Reuters – The Cambodian government should end its politically motivated prosecution of the opposition party leader and release ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Cambodia: Leading Paper Threatened with Closure

– The Cambodian government should end its politically motivated threats and legal action to close the independent Cambodia Daily, Human Rights Watch said today. The newspaper faces closure and confiscation of its assets on September 4, 2017, if it does not pay a US$6.3 million back tax bill based on false ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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