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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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defence-ministry-add-new-blood-kingdoms-military

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-manet-promoted-after-royal-decree

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50112151/hun-manet-sihanoukville-is-not-macau/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102522/hun-manet-rallies-forces-to-defend-nation/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-court-will-hear-case-hun-manet-lawyer-says-117071/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/manet-returns-from-us-dismisses-lawsuit-111744/

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
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/hun-manet-defends-his-father-record/3293680.html

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-manet-son-of-communism-distances-self-from-father-111520/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/case-opened-into-claims-of-assault-by-manets-guard-111394/

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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-wald/cambodian-political-repre_b_9657752.html

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-manet-sued-in-us-for-torture-terrorism-111204/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23819/protests-greet-hun-manet-in-us/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-manet-pulls-out-of-us-parade-amid-protest-110459/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-cards-close-vest-says-hun-manet

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pms-eldest-denies-bribe-allegations

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-lays-out-plan-to-woo-cambodians-overseas-84786/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-forms-group-to-oversee-bodyguards-79209/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/soldiers-train-rangers-to-fight-illegal-logging-78016/

Cambodian PM says not to appoint capable children in posts

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that he could not appoint his children in the cabinet posts even though they were qualified. “I have five children and five children-in-law. All of them have possessed degrees ranging from bachelor’s degrees to doctorate’s degrees, but I cannot ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/06/c_133536466.htm

Tea Banh's visit to Thailand considered significant for bilateral ties

Lt Gen Hun Manet, son of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, is among the entourage of Cambodia’s deputy premier and defence minister Gen Tea Banh who arrived in Thailand Monday. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NTBiOWYzMDI1MDE

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