Cambodia says it will increase arms purchases from China

Asia Pacific Jul 29, 2019

Cambodia says it will increase arms purchases from China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that an additional $40 million would be spent on weapons from China to modernize the Southeast Asian country's military. Cambodia's military ties with ally China have been under increased scrutiny after concerns expressed by the United States ...

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians' rights

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 4, 2018

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians' rights

Cambodian parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's government is touting as a step "to strengthen democracy and political space." The move, announced late Monday by the assembly's ...

National / Politics Oct 6, 2018

Hun Sen views Japan's democracy as a model for Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen said he regards Japan as a model for his country with respect to strengthening democracy and national development. In an exclusive interview with Kyodo News on Friday, Hun Sen said, "Japan is a model of democracy that we should learn from ...