Court Warns Kem Sokha to Cease ‘Political Activity’

Former CNRP president Kem Sokha waves to supporters in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after judges decided not to re-arrest him on June 29, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge on Wednesday rejected the prosecution’s request that former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha be rearrested for allegedly violating his bail conditions.

Prime Minister Says Ruling Party Will be Victorious in 2023

President of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Prime Minister Hun Sen (Center R) and CPP Honorary President and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin attend a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the party in Phnom Penh, June 28, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded his party’s overwhelming victory in commune elections and vowed to win national polls next year, as he marked the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Tuesday. He praised the June 5th vote as “free and fair,” after official results released by the National Election […]

Political parties call on the NEC to improve the electoral system

A man drives a motorcycle past the NEC building in Phnom Penh, Picture taken April 11, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Five political parties this week urged the National Election Committee to change its procedure and electoral laws, saying irregularities occurred during the commune election to such an extent that it was neither free nor fair.

Seng Theary secretly transferred to Preah Vihear prison

A motorcyclist drives past Preah Vihear provincial prison on December 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Vann Vichar

Prominent Cambodian American lawyer and human rights advocate Seng Theary has been quietly transferred from prison in Phnom Penh to a facility in the far northern province of Preah Vihear, her lawyer said Friday.

Civil Society Organizations Call for Access to Information Law to be Approved

Civil Society groups march to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s office asking him to pass the Access to Information Law. Photo taken on June 16, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Dozens of civil society groups marched to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s office on Thursday, where they submitted a petition urging him to complete the long-delayed draft Law on Access to Information and send it to the National Assembly for approval.