Seven arrested for commemorating Kem Ley's assassination

A middle-aged man was arrested and sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday while three other supporters of slain political analyst Kem Ley were also arrested as they were attempting to sell t-shirts with Kem Ley’s portrait and commemorating his assassination’s third anniversary. According to ...

Hul Reaksmey

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

Cambodia has become more autocratic and its government’s claim of stable economic development rests on uncertain basis, according to a comprehensive new report. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI), published on Thursday, claims that the quality of Cambodia’s democracy, market economy and governance performance has ...

Leonie Kijewski

Rights protests at Asean-Australia summit as leaders discuss cooperation

An Asean special summit with Australia wrapped up on Sunday, with regional leaders declaring a “new era” of increasingly close relations, following two days of protests in Sydney against the rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen. An estimated 300 protesters gathered on Friday, the majority ...

Erin Handley and Chhay Channyda

Party leader files suit over misuse of funds

Cambodia Youth Party leader Pich Sros filed a lawsuit on Friday against activist monk But Buntenh and Pa Nguon Teang, founder of the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media, accusing the pair of embezzling money from the late Kem Ley’s funeral fund. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara

Chevron subpoenaed over kem ley murder case

Oil giant Chevron has been ordered by a U.S. district court judge to turn over a wide range of documents and information it may possess relating to the murder of political analyst Kem Ley at a Phnom Penh Caltex gas station in July last year. ...

Brendan O’Byrne

PM donates $10,000 to Kem Ley’s family to cover memorial costs

Prime Minister Hun Sen donated $10,000 to Kem Ley’s family yesterday to help with the costs of a ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the murdered political analyst’s assassination. ...

Mech Dara

Chevron, Sam Rainsy continue to spar over Kem Ley video

U.S. oil giant Chevron has clashed with the former opposition leader of Cambodia over a request to release footage of the murder of prominent political analyst Kem Ley at one of its gas stations in Phnom Penh last year, court documents reveal.Chevron is seeking to ...

Men Kimseng

No info on murder: Chevron

Petrol giant Chevron claims former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his lawyers have attempted to “besmirch” the company with a “burdensome” request seeking information about the murder of Kem Ley, according to a recent California court document. ...

Erin Handley

Kem Ley lives on for Grassroots Democracy Party in elections

After Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) candidates for the upcoming commune elections took their seats inside the leafy grounds of the party headquarters in Phnom Penh for a pre-election congress on Thursday, they rose to their feet and bowed their heads in remembrance of their founding ...

George Wright and Sek Odom

Kem Ley killer gets life; investigation still open

A former soldier was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for gunning down Kem Ley as the government critic was sitting down for his morning newspapers at his favorite convenience store cafe in July. ...

Ouch Sony and George Wright

Ang: why I killed Kem Ley

Eurth Ang stood in court yesterday and calmly described how he shot Kem Ley, insisting that it was over an unpaid debt. “I regret and apologize to the victims’ family, but he cheated me which made me angry,” Mr. Ang said. ...

May Titthara

Ley case accused seeks court delay

A lawyer for Eurth Ang, the man accused of murdering political analyst Kem Ley, has asked for his March 1 trial to be delayed because he has not received the case file or spoken to his new client yet. ...

May Titthara

Opposition to question three ministers

Several of the opposition-led commissions in the National Assembly have plans to summon three ministers to clarify several ongoing issues, including the sand exports to Singapore and the murder of political analyst Kem Ley. During a Tuesday evening press conference at the Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

Pech Sotheary

Kem Ley’s brother brands official’s comments ‘insulting’

After an Interior Ministry spokes­man last week suggested that an investigation into the murder of Kem Ley had been slowed by his wife fleeing the country, the slain analyst’s friends and family on Sunday blasted the government’s slow and secretive response over the past two ...

Ouch Sony

Activist brothers plan return to Cambodia

Twin brothers who were granted temporary asylum in Thailand by the U.N. last month said on Thursday that they planned to return to Cambodia, citing a cooler political climate and a desire to continue their environmental activism. ...

Kuch Naren

Kem ley’s murder seen as a catalyst for a revolution of the mind

The murder of popular political analyst Kem Ley earlier this month, and the fallout from the killing, could push more Cambodians to question the actions of authorities and even to stand up against the ruling party, local observers say. ...

Say Mony

UN wants independent Ley investigation

A group of United Nations human rights experts have condemned the murder of Cambodian political analyst and social activist Kem Ley and called for an impartial investigation by an independent body with no ties to the government. ...

Taing Vida

Cambodian activist gunned down in Phnom Penh

Prominent Cambodian political activist and commentator Kem Ley was shot dead in broad daylight while sitting in a coffee shop at a gas station in Phnom Penh Sunday. ...

David Boyle

Cambodia’s close China ties concern observers

Cambodia’s large and growing debt to its northern ally China is a growing concern for observers who worry about the undue influence this may afford the regional superpower. ...

Hul Reaksmey

PM’s son warns that civil war is possible

Cambodia could be headed to another civil war if the country’s young people fail to appreciate and preserve the peace achieved after decades of civil conflict, Hun Many, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, said over the weekend. ...

May Titthara

NEC reforms must reach local level to be effective, analysts say

As the National Election Committee seeks to reform itself and the election process, election observers say it is failing at the provincial and local level. Critics say hundreds of NEC directors and deputies across the country could potentially fail to implement the policies of the ...

Pin Sisovann

Analysts suggest now is the time to replace aging, ineffective officials

Cambodia’s ministries are run by an increasingly aged demographic. Some analysts say the government should consider beginning to replace the people in many of these posts with younger officials. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Cambodia still controls ‘three rocks’: scholar

An academic tasked with re­searching the country’s border with Vietnam visited the latest flashpoint of political tension—the “Three Rocks” village in Takeo province—on Wednesday and determined that the boulders were still under Cambodian control. ...

Aun Pheap

Minister pens book on Khmer economy

“Cambodia Economy: The Bright Way to the Future,” written by Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youths and Sport Ministry MoEYS, will be officially launched next Tuesday by the author, Dr. Hang Chuon Naron. ...

Chea Takihiro

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