Seng Theary begins hunger strike, after UN declares her arbitrarily detained

Imprisoned activist Seng Theary began a 10 day hunger strike on Monday, less than a week after a United Nations report declared she was being detained in violation of international law and called for her release, her lawyer Jared Genser stated on Monday. ...

Jack Brook and Runn Sreydeth

Cambodian PM hopes the world pays attention to impact of war and sanctions

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his hope that the world will think about the impact from ongoing war and sanctions. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM says sanctions hinder progress

Prime Minister Hun Sen is due on Saturday to emphasise the key role of “multilateralism for global peace” as well as the emerging “unilateral sanction” being a threat to international law at the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Ben Sokhean

US imposes sanctions on Oknha Pheap and Kun Kim

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed strong dismay on Monday over the designation of Cambodian tycoon Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim under the US’ Global Magnitsky Act. “It is very disturbing when the public figures of a country become the ...

Mech Dara

Banh: The Khmer Rouge worse than sanctions and pressure Khmer Rouge

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Thursday that having sanctions and external pressure placed on Cambodia was not worse than life under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Tea Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, was speaking to military and ruling party officials ...

Niem Chheng

US to ramp up sanctions after ‘flawed’ national polls

At a press conference on Wednesday, the US State Department announced that it would expand visa sanctions on the Cambodian officials and individuals it deems responsible for “undermining democracy” in Cambodia. At the briefing, spokesperson Heather Nauert reiterated that the department regarded the July 29 ...

Niem Chheng

Global Witness calls on the US to sanction tycoons

Global Witness has called on the United States to impose sanctions against four Cambodian tycoons for their alleged roles in the demise of Cambodian democracy and for human rights abuses. Its allegations, in a report on Friday, were brushed off by a ruling CPP spokesman ...

Khuon Narim

Should Western countries impose sanctions on Cambodia?

Cambodian politics reached a new boiling point with the arrest of the opposition leader last week. Kem Sokha was handcuffed in the middle of the night in his house and accused of “treason” by the government. ...

Chhoeun Kongkea

Ministry fires back over EU resolution

A week after the European Parliament issued a damning resolution on Cambodia’s human-rights situation and called for a revoking of trade privileges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has shot back. “It is essential for the EU parliament to study and better understand the situation before passing ...

Australian Senate Pushes for Fair Elections in Cambodia

The Australian Senate yesterday urged the Cambodian government to run free and fair national elections next year without the “harassment or intimidation” of opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who remains in self-imposed exile avoiding an 11-year jail sentence. The appeal comes only days after the European Parliament ...

Asean Leaders Say Sanctions on Burma Should Be Lifted—Now

Asean leaders urged the lifting of economic sanctions against Burma, while the Burmese president made his first public statement on the nation’s recent by-elections, calling them “very successful” at the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh yesterday. “Asean has consistently spoken of lifting sanctions, but now, more ...

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