Tag: Hun Sen

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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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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Rampi and Angioli: “Why we will escort Sam Rainsy in Cambodia on the 9th of November”

Rampi and Angioli: “Why we will escort Sam Rainsy in Cambodia on the 9th of November”

After Sam Rainsy, exiled president of the leading party of the Cambodian democratic opposition (Cambodia National Rescue Party, CNRP) and honorary president of the Radical Party, announced his intention to return to Cambodia on Independence Day, the 9th of November, the 34-year-old government led by the former Khmer Rouge Hun Sen set into motion its resources instructing every lawyer, policeman

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Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

On 7 September, Sam Rainsy, co-founder and acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Honorary president of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty and Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” issued the following statement from Paris, where he lives in self-imposed exile. Exile has long been part of my life; even though

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