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PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution” from ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hun-sen-says-dangers-averted

Interior minister warns NGOs not to provoke law enforcement

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Thursday reminded civil society groups of their duty to respect the integrity of the July 29 national elections, saying the government would not tolerate attempts by them to “participate in a colour revolution”. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-minister-warns-ngos-not-provoke-law-enforcement

Government unit publishes 132-page treatise on threat of ‘colour revolution’

The Council of Ministers released a no-holds-barred book about its efforts to root out a purported foreign-backed “colour revolution” in Cambodia yesterday, lashing out at superpowers like the United States for supposedly trying to cause “immeasurable catastrophe” in the country.​ ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-unit-publishes-132-page-treatise-threat-colour-revolution

Students lectured on ‘revolution’

Ruling party lawmaker Pen Panha gave a lecture yesterday at the Royal School of Administration to students on the opposition’s alleged attempt at “colour revolution” – an allegation used to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party in November, with virtually no evidence presented to the ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-lectured-revolution

Hun Manet talks colour revolution

Senior military official and son of the prime minister Hun Manet yesterday joined his father in using an event to commemorate the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge as an opportunity to voice authorities’ commitment to thwarting any attempts to topple the current government through a ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-manet-talks-colour-revolution

New spy school announced

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the creation of a school to train spies to combat “colour revolution” and terrorism in Cambodia yesterday, tapping his son and Ministry of Defence Intelligence Director Hun Manith to lead it. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-spy-school-announced

Rights defenders work in fear

Civil society this year marked International Human Rights Day much differently than last year, out of concern that any public gatherings would be likened to joining a colour revolution to overthrow the government. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5095403/rights-defenders-work-fear/

PM urges unionist not to flee

Prime Minister Hun Sen has assured unionist Vorn Pao that he does not need to fear arrest and flee the country over possible links to an attempted colour revolution by the former opposition CNRP. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091090/pm-urges-unionist-not-flee/

Comfrel denies links to anti-government plot

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia has denied accusations that its election activities were connected to attempts to foment a popular uprising or “colour revolution”. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088192/comfrel-denies-links-anti-government-plot/

PM calls CNRP a ‘terrorist network’

Prime Minister Hun Sen branded the opposition party a “terrorist network” yesterday, while vowing to “cut the arms and legs” of the alleged operation and its purported attempt at “colour revolution” after the disputed 2013 national election. ...

Ben Sokhean and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-cnrp-terrorist-network

Government ups plot accusations with new video linking CNRP and US groups to ‘colour revolutions’

In the latest attempt to push its narrative of an impending “colour revolution”, the Press and Quick Reaction Unit released a sweeping, nearly hourlong video, broadcast on multiple television stations on Monday night, attempting to link the opposition’s activities to protest movements in the Middle ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-ups-plot-accusations-new-video-linking-cnrp-and-us-groups-colour-revolutions

NGO accused of plotting revolution

A senior Ministry of Defence official yesterday claimed that housing rights group Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) had received close to half a million dollars a year from the United States to foment “colour revolution” among the land dispute groups it worked with – a claim ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-accused-plotting-revolution

Sok Touch spins ‘revolt’ theory

University researcher Sok Touch yesterday took the government’s oft-used “colour revolution” narrative one step further by characterising practically every major political development since the 2013 post-election protests as part of one concerted attempt to foment insurrection in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sok-touch-spins-revolt-theory

Bloggers forced to tread lightly

Cambodia’s young internet users are thinking twice before discussing politics online, say prominent bloggers, after the third case of government punitive action sparked by Facebook comments within a month.On Saturday, student Kong Raiya, 25, was charged over a Facebook post linked to him for comments ...

Shaun Turton and Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bloggers-forced-tread-lightly

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