South China Sea likely to feature at ASEAN Summit in Laos
Prime Minister Hun Sen today leads a delegation of high-level officials to Laos for the start of the 29th ASEAN Summit. The event is considered of special import as it comes in the wake of a July international court ruling that determined the so-called “nine-dash line” ...
Foreign Minister, US ambassador discuss coming meets
Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhon on Tuesday met with US Ambassador William Heidt to discuss a pair of upcoming meetings of mutual interest: the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS). The events will be held in Laos on September 3-8, and will ...
CPP touts Hun Sen’s attendance at US summit
Sitting in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and fellow Asean leaders in California on Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen seemed to have his mind on what Cambodians would think of his participation in this week’s U.S.-Asean Summit. ...
Anthony Jensen and Kuch Naren
PM gets his photo-op with Obama as Cambodian-Americans protest
A grinning Prime Minister Hun Sen walked up to US President Barack Obama and shook his hand in California yesterday, lending the premier his long-sought aura of legitimacy even as hundreds of angry Cambodians protested his 31-year rule less than half of a kilometre away. ...
Multiplying map requests from PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday wrote to three world leaders to request “cooperation” to secure copies of maps of Cambodia’s borders, which he said are held by the governments of France, the UK and the US. ...
Hun Sen asks France, UK, US for border maps
Prime Minister Hun Sen has written to French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron to ask them to provide maps of Cambodia’s borders and experts to confirm that the government has demarcated the border legally. ...
Obama announces new education effort to 'Let Girls Learn'
Saying every girl “has value,” President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Michelle Obama said she’s heading to Japan and Cambodia later this month to promote it. ...
ABC News Staff
Foreign minister defends Cambodia’s rights record
Shortly after a speech in New York by US President Barack Obama, in which he applauded the efforts of human rights defenders, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong says his country is making progress. Obama acknowledged the work of two Cambodian rights activist during a speech at ...
Obama speech sees mixed reaction on US momentum in Southeast Asia
US President Barack Obama’s Southeast Asia-only trip in 2012 marked a high point in the US prioritization of the region. But there has been a drop in the presence of high-level US diplomats since then, and in his recent State of the Union speech, Obama ...
Japan, U.S. to help empower women in Cambodia, Myanmar
The Japanese and U.S. governments are set to launch a joint project to help empower women in developing countries in Asia, including Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as Africa, officials of both governments said Saturday. The two governments came up with the project as both Prime ...
Global Post News Staff
US willing to further strengthen relations with Cambodia
Scot Marciel, visiting Principal Deputy Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs met with Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia yesterday with an aim to further strengthen relations between the two countries, Koy Kuong, ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Obama Signs Off on Aid Cuts to Government
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed a spending bill that suspends some funding to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government until an independent investigation into last year’s disputed national election is carried out, or until the opposition CNRP ends its boycott of parliament. The bill targets ...
Eviction Protestors Block Phnom Penh International Airport
About 20 people protesting their pending eviction from their homes near Phnom Penh International Airport blocked people from leaving or entering the airport for about half an hour yesterday, before a large force of police broke up their protest. In July, authorities told 182 families ...
Prosecutor Wants Change To Sonando Charges
In a bizarre twist at the Appeal Court hearing of radio station owner Man Sonando, the prosecution yesterday asked that judges drop the charge against Mr. Sonando of inciting antigovernment violence, but then asked the court to uphold another charge leading to an insurrection. Mr. ...
Cambodia-U.S. trade reaches 2.2 bln USD in 9 months, up 2 pct
The bilateral C volume between Cambodia and the United States reached 2.2 billion U.S. dollars in the first nine months of this year, a 2 percent rise compared with 2.15 billion U.S. dollars at the same period last year, according to the statistics of the ...
Obama to Talk Rights Abuses, Fair Elections
The U.S. will address human rights abuses in Cambodia and urge Prime Minister Hun Sen to conduct free and fair elections and end a culture of land grabbing during President Barack Obama’s visit to Phnom Penh next week. Samantha Power, senior director for Multilateral Affairs and ...
Before Obama visit, Cambodians clear streets -- or take to them
As Barack Obama prepares for the first visit by a United States president to Cambodia this month, the country is reportedly preparing for him too — by hiding street children from sight in Phnom Penh While the government has tidied its streets, protesters have begun camping ...
Evictees still awaiting Obama
As more than 100 protesters continued to spend their days camped outside the US embassy appealing for the release of two land activists, a delegation from Amnesty International visited the Boeung Kak Community yesterday to offer support for their fight Amnesty International would continue to monitor ...
Insight: Land conflict, impunity dims Cambodia's awakening
Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. ...
Protesters Want Obama’s Support Over Evictions
About 100 residents embroiled in land disputes in Phnom Penh submitted a petition to the U.S. Embassy yesterday requesting that President Barack Obama raise the issue of evictions and reform of the country’s land concession policy when he visits Cambodia later this month. The plea comes ...