Exclusive: Cambodia fm softens tone after scathing attack on ‘hypocritical’ west

Cambodia’s foreign minister last week launched a scathing attack on Western democracies, labeling them hypocritical and only interested in promoting human rights and democracy when it was in their own self-interest. ...

Sok Khemara

Minister tells UN ‘perfect democracy’ not realistic

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn defended the government before the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Saturday, saying that the ruling party was being held to unrealistic expectations of a “perfect democracy” while the opposition was “committing very serious crimes.” Delivering his first major address to ...

Colin Meyn

At UN, Hun Sen calls on rich nations to fulfill aid pledges

Prime Minister Hun Sen used a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to call on developed nations to fulfill their pledges to commit at least 0.7 percent of their annual income to foreign aid.Speaking at a summit on the U.N.’s development goals, Mr. ...

Alex Willemyns

Ecuador, Cambodia Sign Antiquities Agreement

Government officials yesterday met with representatives from the Republic of Ecuador to discuss ways to improve economic and political ties between the two countries, Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Ouch Borith said. The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding to protect Cambodian artifacts ...

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