The Cambodian government has launched a fierce crackdown on the opposition. For a few months now, politicians, journalist and activists have been harassed to make their work impossible.
The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party followed the arrest of its leader, Kem Sokha, for treason.
Sin Rozeth’s attempts to show the benefits of grassroots democracy to some of the poorest people in the Cambodian city of Battambang are in peril.
This is the strongest threat of action from representatives of any Western donors since the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha in September.
Hun Sen’s government has asked the Supreme Court to dissolve CNRP after its leader, Kem Sokha, was arrested on September 3 and charged with treason.
The latest move comes amid growing concern from the UN and rights groups over what they say is Cambodia’s deteriorating human rights and political situation.
Dark days lie ahead as democracy is dismantled.
Ahead of a crucial court ruling, the opposition demanded “immediate and unconditional release” of their leader, who faces charges of treason.
The treason charges against Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha are another step towards autocracy in the kingdom of wonder.
The Kem Sokha led CNRP remains undeterred in the face of the ban threat by PM Hun Sen, confirming its participation in the 2018 national election.
PM Hun Sen has threatened dissolution of the CNRP after its members boycotted a parliamentary vote to prosecute Kem Sokha, their leader, charged with treason.
The closure of The Cambodia Daily is the latest chapter in a long and increasingly worrying tale.
Cambodia is headed for a crucial general election in July 2018, and arrested opposition stalwart Kem Sokha poses a significant challenge to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party.
The arrest of Kem Sokha on Sunday drew Western condemnation and marked an escalation in a crackdown on critics of Hun Sen.
Kem Sokha had been charged with “colluding with foreigners” under Article 443 of Cambodia’s penal code, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said in a statement.
The Cambodia Daily printed only a few thousand copies a day but had a reputation for breaking news about sensitive topics such as corruption, waste, environmental issues and land rights.
In the past, English language newspapers have been left alone by the government, but a sudden demand for tax payments directed at the Cambodian Daily indicates that the situation has changed.
Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, finds the UN International Labour Organization’s new study on migrant workers in South-East Asia.
The amendment bans former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who lives in exile in France to avoid arrest in a number of convictions, from campaigning.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
Drug resistant malaria superbugs have appeared in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and are threatening to undermine all progress made against the disease.
His comments were focused on the Obama administration, which has criticised Duterte over reports of extra-judicial killings.
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Kem Ley’s death comes amid rising political tensions between veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen and an opposition hoping to challenge his grip on power at local elections in 2017 and national elections in 2018.
Ley’s death could be remembered as the moment a new vision for the country came into view – a vision that rejects corruption, fear and intimidation.
Though China had claimed that it had widespread support, many countries have stuck to cautious comments about resolving disputes and international laws.
Political tension is growing between Hun Sen and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, which wants to take on the prime minister in local elections in 2017 and a general election in 2018.
Excessive heat while working, creates occupational health risks and reduces work capacity and labour productivity.
Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in a London court on Monday after admitting to 71 charges of sex abuse against children in Malaysia and Cambodia from the ages of six months to 12.
Long before the Southeast Asian nation goes to the ballot box, political tensions have risen. The last election in 2013 marked Prime Minister Hun Sen’s toughest challenge in three decades of rule.
Sex tourism has spread around the world to countries that were previously inaccessible as tourism has boomed over the past 20 years and travelling has become cheaper.
Four members of the 10-member ASEAN – the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei – have rival claims to parts of the South China Sea with China, which says virtually the entire sea belongs to it.
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