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The Honolulu Advertiser
In Cambodia, voicing the struggle
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia>> As freedom fighters go, Mam Sonando stands out as somewhat eccentric.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Life Sentence Upheld for 'Cambodian Moses'
The 9th Circuit upheld a life sentence without parole Tuesday for the man who led a failed coup attempt against Cambodia's authoritarian prime minister in 2000.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
human rights, Hun Sen, Cambodia, Khmer Rouge, Killing Fields
Skulls of Khmer Rouge victims rest in a Buddhist stupa at Choeung Ek, a killing fields memorial site near the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Lord Puttnam praises the Killing Fields commander
California mother jailed for stabbing her three children to death to stop her estranged British husband taking custody is found dead at psychiatric hospital Passenger who boarded doomed flight on stolen passport looked like black soccer star, officials reveal as they hunt mystery Iranian businessman Kazem Ali who booked his ticket It had GPS, an ... (more)
Sam Rainsy: Peaceful change coming for Cambodia
The country's opposition leader reveals he is willing to cooperate with Hun Sen in building a new Cambodia and would offer the prime minister a pardon when he relinquishes his rule.
Cambodia: 'Killing Fields' producer heaps praise on Hun Sen
David Puttnam, once a brilliant film-maker, drums up trade and backs Cambodia's kleptocratic government, writes Asia Sentinel's James Pringle David Puttnam, the once-brilliant film-maker who is best known for producing the amazing movie of Khmer Rouge terror, "The Killing Fields" has stunned journalists, diplomats and others, by praising the ... (more)
Solar-powered tuk-tuks for Cambodia
Hun Many, the youngest son of Premier Hun Sen, and Alison Burrows, the Australian ambassador to Cambodia, attended the inaugural ceremony, as did representatives from Coca-Cola, which has offered to initially subsidise the cost of some of the tuk-tuks.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Sam Rainsy: I'll be a better PM than Hun Sen
Cambodia's best-known opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party , says he is determined to overthrow the entrenched "Hun Sen regime".
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Cambodia blocks Women's Day rallies
Women's rights activists and union representatives were prevented from holding two separate rallies in Cambodia's capital on Saturday, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen apparently lifting a months-long ban on public gatherings last week.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Independent UN expert welcomes electoral reform agreement in Cambodia
"I welcome the agreements reached by the Joint Committee composed of members of the Cambodian People's Party and the Cambodian National Rescue Party to proceed, among other things, on two concrete measures for electoral reform: to review the voter registry and to elaborate a draft law on the financing of political parties," said Surya P. Subedi, ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Huffington Post
Former Journalist Imprisoned In Vietnam Over Anti-Government Blog
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung walks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during the official inauguration ceremony of Cho Ray-Phnom Penh hospital in Phnom Penh on January 13, 2014.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Daily Star
It's time to name, investigate and sanction Cambodia's leaders
Cambodia's government has been getting away with murder. Not the kind of genocidal slaughter conducted by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
Ranariddh to return to politics
Noranarith Anandayat told Kyodo News that the prince, who hopes to mobilise royalists and Sihanoukists to "save" the country, will announce his intentions in a meeting with old supporters on March 16, at which they will also formulate plans for the new party.
Malaysian National News Agency
British PM's Trade Envoy To Visit Cambodia To Boost Trade
British Prime Minister's Trade Envoy Lord Puttnam will visit Cambodia from March 4 to 7 to strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations, Xinhua news agency reported.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Gareth Evans slams Abbott government's dealings with Cambodia
"Historical role:" Hun Sen and Julie Bishop meet in Cambodia last month. Ms Bishop's predecessor Gareth Evans says the Cambodian leader would have listened to a "robust critique" from Australia.
In Vietnam, 'they don't shoot their workers'; in Cambodia, they do
Prime Minister Hun Sen has said Cambodia's garment workers are paid a fair wage, comparing the new monthly wage of $100 to Vietnam's.
The Free Press, Independent News Media
Missing journalist in Cambodia
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand sent a letter to Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen today requesting he "personally" ensure "all Cambodian police, military and intelligence resources" are investigating the unexplained disappearance on February 14 of Dave Walker, a Canadian journalist and film-maker, and also ask "outside assistance" for ... (more)
The Baltimore Sun
Cambodian jailed over poll protests, lawyer says he was tortured
A Cambodian court sentenced a man to a year in prison on Friday for attacking police and destroying public property during protests over election results last year, but his lawyer said torture was used to extract a confession from him.
Cambodia Is a Deadly Political Mess That the World Completely Ignores
Friday marks six months since much maligned polls in Cambodia, where bloody crackdowns, racism and rampant human rights violations continue to define an increasingly fraught society As Thailand teeters on the brink of a full-scale political meltdown, the simmering strife in neighboring Cambodia can be easy to miss.