Manet calls for boost to healthcare services

Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that strengthening the capacity of the healthcare system is necessary, but that the public also have a duty to prevent disease. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Manet: ‘Suit’ for any corrupt use of name

Hun Manet, designated as the future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), urged the authorities to take legal action against anyone who used his name to commit illegal acts. ...

Samban Chandara

Hun Manet calls for Khmer language class at int’l schools

Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), requested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport cooperate with international private educational institutions to strengthen their Khmer language curriculums, along with increasing instruction in Cambodian ethics and traditions. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Cambodian leader orders shutdown of independent media outlet

There were tears at Cambodia’s Voice of Democracy on Monday as journalist Khan Leakhena reacted to the sudden order to close the news website. ...

Sun Narin

Grave concerns raised over VOD closure

International embassies and other organisations in Cambodia have raised grave concerns about the government’s snap decision to shutter independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD) after revoking its license. ...

Marissa Carruthers, Chhorn Raksmey

Shutdown of VOD undermines press freedom, embassies and civil society groups warn

After the government shuttered independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD) on Monday, dozens of civil society groups decried the decision and numerous embassies warned the loss of the publication seriously damaged Cambodia’s dwindling press freedom in the run-up to the July national election. ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook

After twenty years, land disputants call on Hun Manet for resolution

Three families in Preah Sihanouk province, including that of a military veteran, are calling on army commander Hun Manet to resolve their long-standing land dispute against a local businessperson. ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia’s textile body GMAC is now officially renamed TAFTAC

Cambodia’s industry trade body Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) will now be known as the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) after it was officially renamed in a recently held ceremony attended by Cambodia’s army commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Australia to strengthen military cooperation

Cambodia and Australia have been committed to further strengthen their cooperation in the military sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Manet: Kingdom attracts new investors

Cambodia is emerging as one of the region’s most attractive countries for new business expansion and investments, driven by political stability and high economic growth over the past two decades, according to Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) deputy commander and Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) commander ...

May Kunmakara

Lt Gen Hun Manet meets former Thai PM as he winds up visit

As Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) Commander and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Force (RCAF), concluded his official visit to Thailand on Tuesday, the Armed Forces of both nations vowed joint efforts to strengthen efforts to maintain peace, security ...

Ben Sokhean

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

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