Opposition Barred From Meeting Detainees for a Second Day

Riot police and security forces prevented an opposition delegation from meeting with 23 protest detainees in Kampong Cham province on Tuesday, for second day in a row. No violence was reported, as the delegation from the Cambodia National Rescue Party met with more than 100 police ...

Heng Reaksmey

US Group Plans To File Against Hun Sen at International Court

A group of Cambodian-Americans plans to file a criminal complaint at the International Criminal Court against Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior officials, accusing them of human rights violations and obstructing justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge. The complaint will be submitted to the ...

Men Kimseng

Thai Political Tension Has Effects in Cambodia, Analysts Say

Political tensions that remain unresolved in both Cambodia and Thailand could lead to more violence in both countries, analysts warn. Thailand is going through another spate of democratic reform, following demonstrations that forced Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down and call for new elections. Those elections ...

Sok Khemara

UN Rights Officials Want Serious Rights Reforms, Opposition Says

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says the international community is now pushing hard for serious human rights reforms in Cambodia. Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was this week in Geneva, where a UN human rights review of Cambodia took place. The UN’s Human Rights ...

Sok Khemara

Chinese TV deal edged out Sonando: minister

Beehive Radio director Mam Sonando will not be granted a digital TV licence because up to 80 channels have been allocated to a Chinese state television network. Khieu Kanharith, the minister of information, said in an interview on TVK on Tuesday night that the allocation of ...

Chhay Channyda

Cambodia at UN To Defend Rights Record

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, is currently in Geneva, where the UN Human Rights Committee is reviewing the country’s rights record. Cambodian government officials are defending their rights record for the second time in four years at the Universal Periodic Review. Sam Rainsy, who heads the Cambodia ...

Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer

Hun Sen’s son defends government’s legitimacy

Hun Mani, a parliamentary member from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, yesterday visited more than a thousand of local people in Kampong Speu, including supporters of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). He took the time to justify the legitimacy of the government led by His Father, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Threats after activism: monks

Two monks living a remote pagoda in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said yesterday that a shot had been fired at their living quarters last Tuesday in what they suspected was a threat motivated by their conservation efforts and participation in an opposition rally. Venerables Sam ...

Phak Seangly

Travel group calms visitors

In an apparent bid to reassure jittery visitors watching the country’s political scene, the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) said in a statement yesterday that post-election tensions would not harm tourists. Addressing its members – tour operators and travel agencies – as well as national ...

Anne Renzenbrink and Laura Ma

Barriers block streets, customers

Security barricades and razor-wire installations set up around Phnom Penh yesterday were supposed to maintain order as the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party kicked off what it promised to be three days of mass protests. But the show of force and control had more of an ...

Post Staff

Workers split on call to rally

Union workers and leaders appeared divided yesterday on the question of whether to support the opposition party’s planned three-day demonstration at Freedom Park. Campaign promises from the Cambodia National Rescue Party to raise minimum monthly salaries to $150 seemed to have struck a chord with garment ...

Chhay Channyda and Sean Teehan

A protest economy emerges

By 10am, Siv Lin, the owner of a mobile food stall facing Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, had prepared all the rice, pork, eggs and vegetables needed to serve yesterday’s regular lunch crowd. It was a normal day. But on September 7, when thousands of opposition Cambodia ...

Hor Kimsay and Anne Renzenbrink

NGOs defend right to aid rally

Civil society groups yesterday hit back at the government after a Ministry of Interior statement released on Wednesday warned NGOs that they would be breaking ministry protocols on political neutrality by “directly or indirectly” supporting an unnamed political party or its protests. The Cambodia National Rescue ...

Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda

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