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Hun Sen: Remember the past, but look to the future

As the Kingdom looks back 45 years, while also gazing towards 2050, former Prime Minister Hun Sen, who remains president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), has offered several recommendations that should be implemented in 2024. ... ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-remember-the-past-but-look-to-the-future

CPP, 27 smaller parties form ‘long-term vision’ coalition

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and 27 other political parties have reached an eight-point agreement to form a coalition for closer cooperation and mutual support. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-27-smaller-parties-form-long-term-vision-coalition

English Hun Sen biography launched

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) has announced the launch of the English-language version of the seminal work Samdech Techo Hun Sen: Man of Cambodia’s Destiny, after six months of translation. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/english-hun-sen-biography-launched

Hun Sen to return to Facebook

Former Prime Minister Hun Sen will resume the use of his Facebook page, now renamed “Samdech Hun Sen of Cambodia”, after Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc declined the request of its Oversight Board to temporarily suspend the account over alleged breaches of its policies. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-return-facebook

Meta rejects recommendation to suspend Hun Sen for inciting violence

Meta rejected the recommendation of its Oversight Board to suspend former Prime Minister Hun Sen from the company’s platforms for inciting violence. Cambodian government officials celebrated the announcement and said Meta’s representatives are permitted to resume their work in the country. ... ...

Seoung Nimol and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/meta-rejects-recommendation-to-suspend-hun-sen-for-inciting-violence/

An overview of new ministry leaders and their family and business ties

The single National Assembly vote on Tuesday which solidified Hun Manet’s position as prime minister also ushered in sweeping changes across Cambodia’s top minister roles. ... ...

CamboJA Staff
https://cambojanews.com/an-overview-of-new-ministry-leaders-and-their-family-and-business-ties/

New Prime Minister Hun Manet vows to keep peace as his father steps down

After 38 years in power, Hun Sen finally stepped down from the prime minister role, leaving the top job to his eldest son Hun Manet this week but retaining significant powers. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/new-prime-minister-hun-manet-vows-to-keep-peace-as-his-father-steps-down/

UN calls Cambodian election “Distorted,” Hun Sen downplays international criticism

Cambodia’s electoral process was “distorted” due to the ban on the Candlelight Party and ruling elites harassing opponents, UN experts said in a statement released Wednesday. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/un-calls-cambodian-election-distorted-hun-sen-downplays-international-criticism/

Thai-Cambodian relations ‘unaffected’ by Thaksin’s visit

A surprising appearance by former Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck in Cambodia on August 5 has sparked much chatter. ... ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-cambodian-relations-unaffected-thaksins-visit

King agrees to appoint Hun Manet as new prime minister in August

Hun Manet will become Cambodia’s new prime minister and key senior government ministers will step down from their positions after the national assembly convenes in August, Hun Sen stated on Wednesday. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/king-agrees-to-appoint-hun-manet-as-new-prime-minister/

Prime Minister Hun Sen suggests Hun Manet will take over within a month of elections

Prime Minister Hun Sen suggested his son Hun Manet could assume leadership within one month of Sunday’s elections, according to an interview with a Chinese television station on Thursday. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/prime-minister-hun-sen-suggests-hun-manet-will-take-over-within-a-month-of-elections/

PM outlines three major triumphs as head of gov’t

In a recent interview with China state-owned Phoenix TV, Prime Minister Hun Sen shared that he believes three significant achievements have characterised his time in office. ... ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-outlines-three-major-triumphs-head-govt

Hun Sen’s Facebook page, incendiary video back up days before election

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook account was reactivated by Thursday morning, three weeks after Meta’s Oversight Board announced it recommended his Facebook and Instagram accounts be suspended for six months. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/hun-sens-facebook-page-incendiary-video-back-up-days-before-election/

PM says no need for legalized same sex marriage, but LGBTQ+ community says otherwise

Last month, concerned about a reported rise in HIV cases, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that there is no discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in Cambodia while reaffirming there would be no marriage equality law. ... ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/pm-says-no-need-for-legalized-same-sex-marriage-but-lgbtq-community-says-otherwise/

Cambodia bans entry for all Meta oversight board members

Cambodia has declared a ban on entry for the 22 members of the Oversight Board for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, effective from July 4. If any of these members are currently in the country, they are required to leave within 48 hours. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-bans-entry-all-meta-oversight-board-members

Prime minister orders armed forces to shoot down drones along Vietnam border

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered troops stationed along the border with Vietnam to start “shooting down” unidentified drones flying into Cambodia’s territory, in a Tuesday Facebook Live post. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/prime-minister-orders-armed-forces-to-shoot-down-drones-along-vietnam-border/

PM pushes for commercial, labour courts in next five-year mandate

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested that the Ministry of Justice prepare legal frameworks that will expedite the formation of dedicated commercial and labour courts. ... ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-pushes-commercial-labour-courts-next-five-year-mandate

PM recommends reconstruction of Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC) to resume and drop three charges against employees of the institution after the Ministry of Interior temporarily suspended operations earlier this month. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/pm-hun-sen-calls-for-reinstatement-of-ccfc/

PM: More weapons no solution for Ukraine

Prime Minister Hun Sen said it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to re-conquer the territory it has lost to Russia by force alone, even with the large deliveries of weapons it has received from the US and other western powers. ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-more-weapons-no-solution-ukraine

PM: Future candidates must vote

Prime Minister Hun Sen on June 13 declared that some of the Constitution’s election-related clauses would be amended in response to an overseas opposition group launching a social media campaign urging eligible voters to abstain from the July 23 general election. ... ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-future-candidates-must-vote

PM calls on armed forces to safeguard national stability

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who holds the rank of five-star general, called on the personnel of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to continue to cooperate with the authorities at all levels to curb any attempts at triggering instability in society. ... ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-armed-forces-safeguard-national-stability

Hun Sen speaks out about Phnom Penh houses confiscated by construction company

A group of over 1,000 families in Phnom Penh effectively advocated for the Prime Minister to speak out after they say the construction company Borey Piphup Thmey violated their contracts and seized their homes. ... ...

Den Seymar
https://cambojanews.com/hun-sen-speaks-out-about-phnom-penh-houses-confiscated-by-construction-company/

PM asks VN to nab, extradite ‘criminal’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly requested that Vietnam detain a “criminal” individual, should he attempt to enter the neighbouring country. Although he did not use the individual’s name, some analysts understood that he may have been referring to self-exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-asks-vn-nab-extradite-criminal

Crack down on land opportunists: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered that the pertinent ministries and local authorities take action to prevent forest encroachment and land grabs, saying that these activities always increased during the campaign period and the day of elections. ... ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crack-down-land-opportunists-pm

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