Tag: Hun Sen

Sam Rainsy: European sanctions as a response to Cambodia’s totalitarian drift

Sam Rainsy: European sanctions as a response to Cambodia’s totalitarian drift

Since 2001 Cambodia has benefited from an exceptional trading advantage, granted by the European Union thanks to an initiative known as “Everything But Arms” (EBA). This provides the possibility of exporting to Europe without quotas or customs duties. The advantage was given to a group of countries in the process of development and transition towards democracy. The intention of the

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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

In 2003 the international community helped the Cambodian government to establish a special tribunal – with the participation of the United Nations – to prosecute the most important Khmer Rouge leaders. The name given to the institution was the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prosecuting those responsible for the mass killings perpetrated under the Khmer Rouge regime

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Appeal for the release of Kem Sokha

Appeal for the release of Kem Sokha

On August 30th, a Cambodian court extended for six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, President of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) like Sam Rainsy and the entire parliamentary opposition of the south-east asian country. The CNRP was outlawed on November 16, 2017 with a politically motivated ruling

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Report of the Radical Party’s mission to Cambodia

Report of the Radical Party’s mission to Cambodia

On July 29, legislative elections were held in Cambodia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia, ruled for 33 years by former Khmer Rouge Hun Sen with his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). The polls delivered an largely predicted victory to the ruling party CPP and another five years of Prime ministership to Hun Sen. The predictability of the outcome was

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Sam Rainsy’s letter to King Norodom Sihamoni

Sam Rainsy’s letter to King Norodom Sihamoni

Version française en bas For the high attention of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni King of Cambodia Royal Palace Phnom Penh Paris, May 23, 2018 Your Majesty, I allow myself to write to you to respectfully ask you not to cede to the demand of the government and the CPP which seeks your intervention to encourage Cambodia’s population to go to

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Chinese investments in Cambodia are win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser

Chinese investments in Cambodia are win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser

Letter to the Phnom Penh Post 30 April 2018 Editor, Following The Post’s article titled Hun Sen comes to China’s defence, praises investment and development aid (April 26), I would like to make the following remarks. The main problem with Chinese investments is their complete lack of transparency, which favours corruption among both Chinese investors and Cambodian government officials. These

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Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

[version française en bas] Statement by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) on the dissolution of the main opposition party in Cambodia. This morning, with elections scheduled for June 2018, Cambodia’s Supreme Court, composed of members politically close to the Governing Party led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, decided to dissolve the main opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party

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