Government calls for PM ‘fake news’ correction

The Cambodian government on Friday strongly urged Singaporean outlet Channel News Asia (CNA) to issue a correction to an article it published on Thursday, claiming Prime Minister Hun Sen had called on the military to destroy the country’s political opponents. The statement, issued by the ...

Mech Dara and Voun Dara

Government ups plot accusations with new video linking CNRP and US groups to ‘colour revolutions’

In the latest attempt to push its narrative of an impending “colour revolution”, the Press and Quick Reaction Unit released a sweeping, nearly hourlong video, broadcast on multiple television stations on Monday night, attempting to link the opposition’s activities to protest movements in the Middle ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga

Germany urged to support agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An yesterday called on the German government to further support development of the Kingdom’s agricultural sector and also boost bilateral trade and tourism between Cambodia and Germany. ...

May Kunmakara

‘Cyber War Team’ to monitor web

The Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has created a “Cyber War Team” to monitor and collect information from Facebook and other websites in order to “protect the government’s stance and prestige,” according to a proclamation published in the Royal Gazette. The document, signed ...

Matt Blomberg and Kuch Naren

Influx of Cambodian workers back into Thailand seen with $4 passports

A Cambodian decree slashing the passport fee for would-be migrant workers to only $4 (about Bt 120) is expected to lead to an influx of workers from the neighbouring country into Thailand. Cambodian migrant workers who have just returned to Cambodia yesterday greeted the news with ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Obama Signs Off on Aid Cuts to Government

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed a spending bill that suspends some funding to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government until an independent investigation into last year’s disputed national election is carried out, or until the opposition CNRP ends its boycott of parliament. The bill targets ...

Alex Willemyns

One-third of citizens ‘suffering’: Gallup poll

Cambodia has the dubious distinction of coming in third place in a survey released this week purporting to measure countries’ suffering. In the well-being poll compiled by US research company Gallup, more than a third of Cambodian respondents rated their quality of life as abysmally low, ...

Laignee Barron

Gov’t rights report to be sent to UN

The government will today submit its second report to the UN Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process that takes stock of human rights progress in each UN member state. Governments are required to report to the council every four and ...

Cheang Sokha

Cambodia to Submit Human Rights Report to UN

Cambodia will submit a human rights report to the U.N. today for a universal periodic review (UPR), the second time it is participating in the process, according to the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit. Under the UPR process established in 2006, the Human ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Hul Reaksmey

A more personal B Kak dispute makes airwaves

In the past few years, the explosive events at Boeung Kak lake – including violent evictions and arrests – have gone largely unreported outside the Kingdom’s independent media outlets. Outspoken community representative Tep Vanny has been under attack from her fellow Boeung Kak residents, who ...

Hun Sen Adds Voice to Reactions Against UN Envoy's Report

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appeared to add his voice to the strong government reaction against criticism from U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi. Mr. Subedi last month delivered reports on human rights and economic land concessions in Cambodia to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. His ...

Govt hits back at critics

The recent deluge of comments critical toward the Cambodian government is an attempt to sow political chaos, a senior official said yesterday. At a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Keo Remy, deputy chairman of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit, blasted several individuals ...

Rapid Reaction Unit Spokesman Blasts Critics of Hun Sen

A senior government spokesman held an impromptu press conference at the Council of Ministers yesterday to defend Prime Minister Hun Sen against critics and accused the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia [Surya Subedi] of being biased in his assessment of the country’s electoral process. In ...

CPP Abusing State Property, Election Body Says

The ruling CPP is misusing state properties to further its political agenda, said the Committee for Free and Fair Elections (Comfrel) in a report that will be released today. The report said Comfrel monitors had documented 200 instances in which state properties and resources had been ...

China Looks to Increase Media Presence

The Chinese Information Minister met Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Sunday to discuss introducing more of a Chinese perspective to the media in Cambodia. The two men also agreed to send a delegation from the Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit (PQRU) ...

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