Tycoon lands surprise

Mong Reththy, former advisor to Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that investors should use local residents on their land concessions rather than evicting them and hiring outsiders. According to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks Mr. Reththy is “Hun Sen’s Money Man” and ...

Cables From Bangkok, Phnom Penh Show Varying Analyses

According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks US officials in Bangkok believed that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to name former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic adviser in 2009 backfired after it increased support of the opposition. The Premier at the time of ...

Army aided loggers: US Cable

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks from the Embassy in Bangkok has provided evidence that Cambodian soldiers were providing assistance and protection to loggers along the Thai-Cambodian border. Some of the loggers were killed in clashes with Thai troops. The allegations have been denied ...

Dispatches Reveal Cambodia Helped North Korean Refugees

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show that Cambodia assisted refugees escaping from North Korea. A North Korean was supposed to be deported to Vietnam and was claimed to have done such but it has now been proven otherwise. There have been other cases of ...

Thaksin oil deal interrupted

A Cambodian and Thai dispute over oil nearly reached a resolution when then prime minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted was revealed in diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks. The cable details a meeting between the US-ASEAN Business council in Phnom Penh on May 15, ...

Cables reveal US positivity

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have shown a positive light towards two high-profile court cases in Cambodia. One case concerns the trafficking and physical abuse of an 11 year old girl and was Cambodia’s first case of human trafficking to be prosecuted. The cables ...

US Embassy Offered Praise for Court Verdicts, Cables Show

The conviction of a school teacher who abused an 11 year old girl was hailed by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh last year, it has been revealed by WikiLeaks. The diplomatic cables that were released speak of the support the US has for an ...

Embassy Sought Hillary Clinton’s Visit for 60th Anniversary

US Diplomatic Cables released by WikiLeaks show that the US Embassy in Phnom Penh sought the presence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the USA and Cambodia. Ms. Clinton did not attend the celebration but rather visited ...

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