Prime Minister Hun Sen

China, Cambodia to co-chair intergovernmental committee

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong will visit China in January at the invitation of Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced on Sunday. Hor Nam Hong and Yang will co-chair ...

Land-title program ‘Ineffective’

Land certificates handed out by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youth volunteers have been seized by local authorities in some parts of the country and sold on to companies, a forum on land rights was told yesterday, amid reports of rising ...

Cambodian PM heads for Japan, 4 deals planned to be inked

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen left here on Thursday for a week-long visit to Japan and the two countries are expected to sign four deals including defense cooperation, a senior official said. One of them is the memorandum on defense ...

A minor melee mars day’s events

A day of peaceful demonstrations gave way to an evening of unrest last night as a handful of protesters were removed from a small patch of land across from the United States embassy and a grup of uninvolved people threw ...

Disabled integration touted

Disabled Cambodians were promised a “society without barriers” by Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday in a speech on Cambodia’s Day of Persons with Disabilities in Phnom Penh. About 1,500 disabled Cambodians marked the day at a gathering of more than ...

H&M may raise prices to pay workers

Clothing giant H&M is considering raising retail prices and passing the buck onto the consumer to help pay higher wages to garment workers in poor countries. There won’t be any price increases in the short-term, but it “might be a ...

Police hand in badges to mark end

Seventy National Police generals have been signed into retirement by Prime Minister Hun Sen, having surpassed civil servants’ mandatory retirement age of 60 years old. The request to retire the generals was made in a letter to King Norodom Sihamoni ...

Hun Sen Orders Anticorruption Education for Students

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday issued a statement ordering that anti-graft education be incorporated into the national schooling system as part of a wider effort to stamp out corruption in the country. The statement, released in the lead-up to ...

Cambodia, Japan agree to provide visa-free for diplomatic, service passport holders

Cambodia and Japan agreed to grant visa exemption to diplomatic and official passport holders, aiming at further enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation, said a press statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The statement said the two ...

Hun Sen to pen accords with Abe

Infrastructure-funding agreements and a memorandum on military cooperation will be signed when Prime Minister Hun Sen visits Japan next week, the government said yesterday. The premier will meet his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo late next week, a statement ...

Meet eyes Angkor management

Representatives from countries and preservation organisations across the globe gathered in Siem Reap yesterday as Prime Minister Hun Sen officiated the kickoff of an intergovernmental conference focused on Angkor Wat. … The event marks the third once-per-decade conference of the ...

Aid Pledges Continue Despite CNRP Calls for Delay

Germany has pledged $64 million in aid donations to Cambodia for this year and next, amounting to a “substantial increase” over the past two years of official German assistance to the country, the German Embassy announced on Wednesday. Germany’s new ...

To Celebrate Relations With China, Hun Sen Plants Rosewood Tree

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the visiting president of the China-Cambodia Friendship Association (CCFA) each planted a tree inside the Peace Palace compound in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to celebrate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. ...

After Reform Promise, a Return to Statecraft as Usual

In an epic, six-hour address in September, Prime Minister Hun Sen apologized for the government’s many “problems” and promised a more reformist government over the next five years of his rule. Targeting corruption, deforestation and the lack of transparency across ...

Thai Political Turmoil Could Affect Cambodia, Analysts Say

Political turmoil in Thailand, where protesters have overtaken government buildings and called for the premier there to step down, have sparked concerns in Cambodia that its diplomatic relations with its neighbor could again deteriorate. … “The governments of Yingluck and ...

Cambodia Garment Wages Set to Rise as H&M Pushes New Approach

Swedish clothing giant H&M recently announced a program to boost wages for garment workers in its sub-contractor factories around the world, including in Cambodia, where the company is a leading buyer. H&M’s announcement comes at the end of a turbulent ...

Cambodia's progress cannot be separated from China's support: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the country’s development in all fields could not be detached from China’s aid and vowed to further deepen ties between the two countries. … According to the figures recorded by the Cambodian ...

State-Owned Properties to Be Sold, Swapped

Six prime government-owned properties in Phnom Penh and Battambang province have been reclassified as privately held state properties in order to pave the way for the land to be sold or swapped with private companies, according to a sub-decree signed ...

Cambodian ruling party faces test over next 5 years

Cambodian political analysts said Prime Minister Hun Sen needs to make “serious and deep reforms” over the next five years to restore his popularity after his party survived with a slim majority in July’s disputed general election. … Sok Touch, ...

Final mission for volunteers

In their final deployment as part of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s national land-titling program, 55 student youth volunteers will be sent to measure 50,000 hectares of land following a nearly six-month moratorium on the program. The deployment was officially launched ...

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