Progress rooted in 1980’s risks: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia’s current era of development has its foundations in the risks he undertook in the 1980s when he put in place political and economic reforms. ...
‘Colour revolution’ warning stems from bitter past: Eysan
Analysts are at odds over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s remarks regarding protecting the Kingdom’s hard-won peace and the government’s policy that there can be no forgiveness for those who threaten peace through “revolutionary acts”. ...
PM urges respect for political decisions
Prime Minister Hun Sen appeals to all political parties to respect the right of all citizens to switch their allegiance to any party whose policies differ from their own. ...
PM rejects Chhay’s apology for ‘defamation’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has rejected an apology from Son Chhay, vice-president of the Candlelight Party (CP), regarding his allegations of vote-rigging by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s (CPP) at the commune council elections in June 2022. ...
PM urges wildlife protection law change after peacock row
Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 28 suggested an amendment to the law governing wildlife protection that would pave the way for citizens to raise “rare” species following heated debates about a peacock confiscation case in Kampong Chhnang province. ...
Foreign ministry set for Mar annual conference
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is set to hold its annual conference in early March to evaluate its achievements and develop an action plan for the coming year. The ministry will evaluate its diplomatic accomplishments at the global and regional level, and ...
France’s AFD pledge $0.1B annually for project funds
Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to continue to help Cambodia develop its human resources, water treatment and transport infrastructure. AFD has committed $100 million in funding for projects in the coming year. ...
VOD to stay shut for ‘serious insults’ to gov’t, Hun Sen says
Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed his position that online news outlet VOD, which published in both Khmer and English and also produced radio programmes, will never be reopened. ...
‘Brotherly’ love: Hun Sen reveals close bond with France’s Macron
Prime Minister Hun Sen reveals the closeness of his relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron, saying they are now at the stage where they refer to one another as “brother”. ...
Prime minister says VOD shutdown strengthens journalism, offers reporters government jobs
Despite a wave of international concern over the shutdown of independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD), Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the outlet’s license will not be restored and offered VOD reporters government jobs instead in a Facebook post Tuesday. ...
Ex-VOD workers offered civil state employment
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that roles within the state framework will be made available for any former employees of online media outlet VOD who wish to engage in public affairs. ...
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
Prime Minister Hun Sen shuts down independent media VOD
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the government will revoke the license for media outlet VOD in a Facebook post Sunday evening, after he previously demanded an apology for an article he claimed was inaccurate. ...
Jack Brook and Chhorn Chansy
Hun Sen revokes VOD licence over ‘slander’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Ministry of Information to revoke the licence of VOD, after the online media outlet failed to apologise for publishing an “intentionally slanderous” article regarding Cambodia’s recent relief assistance to quake-hit Turkiye. ...
A grade grads meeting PM
The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport said the more than 1,000 students who earned A grades in last year’s high school examinations are set for their February 2 meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...
Candlelight leaders decry persecution as Hun Sen threatens another lawsuit
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday threatened to sue the opposition Candlelight party after its leaders accused the ruling CPP of political persecution in the run-up to the July 23 national elections. ...
PM warns against ‘insults’ at CPP
As the July general election approaches, Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) would no longer tolerate opponents’ attacks, saying his ruling party would respond with legal action. ...
PM plans China visit to drum up investment
Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to pay a state visit to China for talks on new infrastructure projects in Cambodia, including the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway. The visit will coincide with the 65th anniversary of the two nations’ bilateral relations. ...
PM seeks ASEAN-EU stability push
Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to both ASEAN and the EU to do their utmost to build peace and stability in the region and beyond, while decrying today’s situation where world peace is being threatened by some states. ...
Ry Sochan and Samban Chandara
Hun Sen releases $30 million for demining efforts
Prime Minister Hun Sen has released an additional $30 million from the government’s coffers and earmarked it for demining operations. ...