Hun Sen backs oldest son to be the next country’s leader

Prime Minister Hun Sen's son Hun Manet (center) attends the Independence Day ceremony in Phnom Penh. Picture taken November 9, 2019. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly announced his support for his eldest son, Hun Manet, as his potential successor as prime minister. He claimed the announcement came in response to critics who have long accused him of paving the way for his son to take over as Cambodia’s next leader.

Hun Sen rescinds order to arrest political analyst Seng Sary

Political analyst Seng Sary speaking at an event. Photo taken from his Facebook.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has backtracked on his order to arrest political commentator Seng Sary after having previously accused the analyst of supporting former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s suggestion to form a shadow government.

PM raises fines for illegal border crossers as police chief stood down for releasing smugglers

Prime Minister Hun Sen stands in front of a shipment of vaccines at a ceremony to mark their arrival from China at the Phnom Penh International Airport last week. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered harsher fines for migrant workers who attempt to evade quarantine when returning from Thailand after a series of breaches over the weekend, including one man who lost a leg to landmine while crossing the border under the cover of dark.

Hun Sen says ‘November 3’ COVID-19 scare is no longer a threat

Prime Minister played golf Thursday morning, according to photos posted to his Facebook page, after completing 14 days of quarantine because he was exposed to a visiting Hungarian dignitary who was COVID-19 positive.

The Cambodian government announced on Thursday that it had alleviated any threat of COVID-19 community transmission after more than 1,500 people were directly or indirectly exposed to a visiting Hungarian minister who tested positive for disease.