Tag: Cambodia

Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

On 29 October the association Liberi Cittadini (LC) and the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy” to look at the situation in Cambodia as the Thai protests unfold. Participants shed a light on the crackdown of rule of law and opposition rights in Cambodia. The meeting was broadcast

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We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

US President Reagan said: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” While the repressive efforts of authoritarian regimes around the world are growing, only in the last week-end we witnessed millions of courageous people coming together

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European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

What follows is a piece by Sam Rainsy published by The Brussels Times on 6 July The unfolding microcredit scandal in Cambodia involves two well-respected European banks, BRED in France and Triodos Bank in the Netherlands. Both subscribe to the concept of “ethical banking”. But each has a stake of 12.5% in ACLEDA, Cambodia’s biggest commercial bank and the local

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EU’s ‘privileged trade scheme’ suspension with Cambodia is a blessing in disguise

EU’s ‘privileged trade scheme’ suspension with Cambodia is a blessing in disguise

I would like to convey to the European Union the following message: There are responsible and foresighted Cambodian leaders from all political affiliations who understand that the partial suspension of the EU’s trade privilege scheme known as “Everything But Arms” (EBA) is a blessing in disguise in that it represents a powerful call for reform. Cambodia has enjoyed EBA status

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Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

There can be no democracy without a credible opposition, and in today’s Cambodia, there can be no credible opposition without the Cambodia National Rescue Party. It is thus vital that the international community not allow Prime Minister Hun Sen to use fabricated treason charges to suppress the CNRP. The sham trial of Kem Sokha, the leader of the Cambodia National

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Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Cambodia and China have had diplomatic, economic, cultural and other exchanges for a long time. Traces of their relationship date back to the third century. Most historians have learned about the ancient history of Cambodia through texts written by Chinese diplomats and traders. Relations between the two countries lost their vigor with the demise of the Khmer empire, from the

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Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

As a result of his brutal political purge against the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its senior members over the past few years, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has got what he wanted. His ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a “fake”, uncontested election last year and he has prolonged his stay in power. But he has left

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