Cambodian riot police disperse opposition camp

Jan 4, 2014

Cambodian riot police disperse opposition camp

Cambodian authorities Saturday dispersed opposition protesters from their rally base in the capital and halted further protests against the kingdom’s strongman leader, a day after police launched a deadly crackdown on striking garment workers. Dozens of security personnel armed with shields and batons flooded ...

Japan, Cambodia upgrade ties to 'strategic partnership'

Dec 15, 2013

Japan, Cambodia upgrade ties to "strategic partnership"

Japan and Cambodia agreed Sunday to advance defense cooperation between and upgrade bilateral relations to a “strategic partnership.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen oversaw the signing in Tokyo by their defense ministers of a memorandum of understanding concerning the ...

Cambodian MPs re-elect Hun Sen amid opposition boycott

Sep 24, 2013

Cambodian MPs re-elect Hun Sen amid opposition boycott

Cambodia’s parliament reappointed strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term Tuesday, extending his nearly three-decade rule as the opposition threatened to mount fresh protests over fiercely disputed elections. The controversial move came despite recent mass public demonstrations and a boycott of parliament ...

Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Sep 16, 2013

Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Cambodia’s political rivals held fresh crisis talks Monday as thousands of people massed for a second day following violent clashes against a disputed election that left one demonstrator dead and several wounded. Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy met at the ...

| Jul 31, 2013

Poll weakens Cambodia strongman

Cambodia faces a potential political stalemate unless strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen can strike a compromise with a resurgent opposition after hotly disputed elections, analysts say. Allegations of election fraud have flared since the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed it won polls last ...