Defence cooperation – Important pillar in Vietnam-Cambodia ties

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 9 for Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Manet says press freedom is alive and well in Cambodia

The likely prime ministerial successor Hun Manet has downplayed worsening restrictions on press freedoms, as civil society groups continue to warn of a deteriorating space for civil rights. ...

Khuon Narim

Hun Manet says power has to be respected, not feared

News media is considered the “fourth power”, but this power has to be respected, not to be feared, in order to ensure its sustainability. ...

Khmer Times Staff

China signs cooperation deal with Cambodia army amid tense relations with U.S

The Chinese and Cambodian armies have signed a memorandum of understanding, as Beijing seeks to deepen regional security ties amid increasing competition with the US. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Like father like son, Hun Manet appears to model Hun Sen’s political rhetoric

Since being endorsed by the Cambodian People’s Party in December as the ruling party’s only prime minister candidate, Hun Manet is increasingly appearing in public, taking his father’s place at events ranging from the inauguration of military buildings to road openings. ...

Sorn Sarath

Japan, Cambodia agree to beef up defence cooperation

Japanese Minister of Defence Nobuo Kishi had a meeting in Tokyo on February 15 with Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, during which they agreed to promote defence cooperation and exchanges. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan FM tells Cambodia’s future Prime Minister Hun Manet to hold 2023 election in democratic way

Japan wants Cambodia to hold next year’s general election in a democratic way, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the heir apparent of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Hun Manet on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

General Hun Manet, the future prime minister of Cambodia to visit Japan in mid-February

Hun Manet, commander of the country’s army, plans to visit Japan in mid-February for talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other top officials, Japanese government sources said Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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