Hun Sen wants competition for Hun Manet in prime ministerial race

Amid overwhelming support for his oldest son Hun Manet as a future Premier candidate, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday emphasised that he can only be replaced after 2028, and that there are four candidates who are reserves for any unexpected incident. ...

Ben Sokhean

PM backs oldest son Manet as successor

Prime Minister Hun Sen has confirmed that his eldest son Hun Manet is his preferred successor as prime minister provided he is able to win election to the post when the time comes. ...

Nov Sivutha

Defence Ministry to ‘add new blood’ to Kingdom’s military

The Ministry of National Defence is set to add new blood into the Kingdom’s armed forces, with its military academy starting a new round of enrollment and recruitment to fill nearly 700 vacancies. While the ministry said the recruitment is meant to protect the Kingdom’s ...

Mech Dara

Hun Manet promoted after royal decree

Hun manet, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, rose to the rank of Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) – the second most powerful position in the Kingdom’s military – on Thursday after a royal decree. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Hun Manet: Sihanoukville is not Macau

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces chief of joint staff Hun Manet has said he disagrees that Preah Sihanouk province, where Chinese investment in hotels and casinos has skyrocketed, will become a second Macau. Lieutenant General Manet made the comment on Monday during a ground-breaking ceremony for the ...

Mom Sophon

Hun Manet rallies forces to defend nation

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ deputy commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet has said troops must prepare to defend the country’s legitimate government and protect the nation’s territory. Speaking on Monday from a firearms training session at Kampong Speu province’s Mareah Prov military base, he said the army ...

May Titthara

US court will hear case against Hun Manet, lawyer says

A U.S. court will next week hold its first hearing in CNRP official Meach Sovannara’s lawsuit against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, for wrongful imprisonment, according to a lawyer involved in the case. ...

Zsombor Peter

Manet returns from US, dismisses lawsuit

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, arrived back in Phnom Penh on Monday after two weeks in the U.S. and Canada, deriding a lawsuit filed against him in Los Angeles for wrongful imprisonment that includes a count of “international terrorism.” ...

Khuon Narim

Hun Manet defends his father's record

Lieutenant General Hun Manet has defended his father Prime Minister Hun Sen’s record, saying people should remember the role Hun Sen played in bringing peace and national reconciliation to the country. ...

Men Kimseng

Hun Manet, ‘son of communism,’ distances himself from father

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son Hun Manet has long been touted as his father’s chosen successor, an impression only strengthened by the searing “Never Manet” campaign launched by Cambodian-American opponents during his current trip to the U.S.    ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren

Case opened into claims of assault by Manet’s guard

Police in Long Beach, California, said on Saturday that they had opened an investigation into the alleged assault of an American man by a bodyguard of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son Hun Manet.   ...

Alex Willemyns

Cambodian political repression meets American human rights law in Long Beach

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, is the President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the country’s ruling party since 1979. In recent years, when an opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), started gaining momentum and making their voices heard, Sen’s government found ...

Mary Wald

Hun Manet sued in US for torture, terrorism

Imprisoned CNRP official Meach Sovannara has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, and the Cambodian government, accusing them of “terrorism” and “torture through arbitrary, extra-legal, and long-term detention.” ...

Alex Willemyns

Protests greet Hun Manet in US

Dozens of Cambodian-American Long Beach residents protested in front of a restaurant over the weekend against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, on the first day of his trip to North America. ...

Taing Vida

Hun Manet pulls out of US parade amid protest

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, announced on Sunday that he would not be attending a Khmer New Year parade he was invited to in Long Beach, California, in the face of vocal opposition from some of the community’s Cambodian-Americans. ...

Aun Pheap

Border cards close to vest, says Hun Manet

Hun Manet, eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen and a senior military official, took to Facebook yesterday to defend his father’s handling of the demarcation of the Cambodia-Vietnam border. ...

Vong Sokheng

PM’s eldest denies bribe allegations

Hun Manet, a senior military official and eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, took to Facebook this weekend to defend himself from unnamed detractors who, he said, had accused him of spending millions of dollars buying Cambodian expatriates’ support during a youth recruitment drive ...

Vong Sokheng

CPP lays out plan to woo Cambodians overseas

In a recent letter to its overseas party branches, the ruling CPP lays out a plan to counter the bad press it gets abroad and beef up its support among the Cambodian diaspora, currently a key source of funds for the opposition. ...

Mech Dara and Van Roeun

Hun Sen forms group to oversee bodyguards

Prime Minister Hun Sen last week appointed 14 high-ranking officials to a working group that is now responsible for overseeing his bodyguard unit during all events that he and his wife attend, the unit’s commander said Thursday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Soldiers train rangers to fight illegal logging

A group of 56 rangers from the Ministry of Environment last week completed a one-month training course in Phnom Penh run by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to help save Cambodia’s protected areas from illegal loggers, a first for the country’s rangers. ...

Aun Pheap

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