US ambassador urges more transparency into Ream Naval Base, and the restoration of human rights

US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy speaks during an interview with CamboJA in Phnom Penh, June 16, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The US ambassador to Cambodia, Patrick Murphy said the US continues to have concerns over China’s possible involvement at Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville and urged the Cambodian government to offer more transparency.

US ambassador speaks out against ‘fabricated conspiracy theories’ in Kem Sokha case

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy attended the trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha in Phnom Penh on Thursday and told reporters outside the court that he was troubled by “fabricated conspiracy theories” involving the U.S.