Hun Sen Claims Sam Rainsy Expelled from Malaysia, But Contrasting Narrative Emerges
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy came to Malaysia for a planned day-long “private visit” which included a “greet and meet” with three legislators on Tuesday and then returned to Paris the next day, according to a Thursday afternoon statement from parliamentarian Wong Chen.
“Soaring Number” of Children Detained in Prisons, Rights Group Reports
A “soaring number” of minors are being detained in the majority of prisons at an “alarming rate,” human rights NGO Licadho reported in a Thursday statement published on international Children’s Day.
Candlelight Seeks to Negotiate Participation in Elections, But Authorities Say “It Is Over”
Candlelight Party leaders denied Prime Minister Hun Sen’s accusations that it had intentionally disqualified itself from the national elections as a political ploy, in a Tuesday statement.
Three CCFC Members Released on Bail After Confessing Crimes
Three detained land rights activists from the Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) were released on bail Tuesday evening after confessing to plotting and incitement and publicly apologizing to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Relocation Site Expanded for Thousands More Angkor Families Facing Removal
An additional 896 hectares of land in Siem Reap have been allocated to expand a second relocation site for the thousands of families being removed from the Angkor Archaeological Park, according to a December sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen released publicly in the Royal Gazette on May 17.
Hun Sen Claims Candlelight Botched Election Registration as Political Tactic
After the leading opposition Candlelight Party was officially disqualified from participating in the national elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that he thought the party’s leaders had secretly botched their registration to generate political pressure from the international community.
Constitutional Council Rules Candlelight Party Cannot Compete in National Elections
Updated: The Candlelight Party will not be allowed to participate in the national elections, Cambodia’s Constitutional Council ruled on Thursday.
NagaWorld Union Leader Chhim Sithar Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
Phnom Penh municipal court sentenced NagaWorld union president Chhim Sithar to two years in prison after convicting her of incitement and social unrest on Thursday for leading a strike which has been ongoing since December 18, 2021.