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Cambodia Polls Unlikely to be Credible and Transparent, Says Watchdog
May 10, 2022

Cambodia Polls Unlikely to be Credible and Transparent, Says Watchdog

By Sebastian Strangio
The June 5 commune and sangkat elections have been largely pre-scripted by the ruling CPP, but the international response could be something to watch.

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia
April 01, 2022

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
Since the banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2017, an old party has kept its flame burning.
Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges
March 18, 2022

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The convictions come ahead of important commune council elections scheduled for June.

As Cambodian Election Season Nears, Opposition Parties Prepare to Tackle Hun Sen
February 10, 2022

As Cambodian Election Season Nears, Opposition Parties Prepare to Tackle Hun Sen

By Sebastian Strangio
Upcoming commune and national elections won't be free or fair, but they will offer signals of how the CPP plans to govern during its next mandate.

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open
November 30, 2021

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open

By Sebastian Strangio
Kem Sokha has accused his longtime partner Sam Rainsy of using his name and image for personal political gain.

Will Domestic Politics Upend Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship?
November 19, 2021

Will Domestic Politics Upend Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship?

By David Hutt
The deteriorating rights situation in Cambodia will be a major distraction from ASEAN’s agenda.

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return
November 05, 2021

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return

By Sam Rainsy
Leaders of the CNRP – including the author – must be allowed to return to Cambodia before the next elections.
Cambodia Must Change Course on Democracy to Avoid Myanmar’s International Isolation
November 01, 2021

Cambodia Must Change Course on Democracy to Avoid Myanmar’s International Isolation

By Kasit Piromya
ASEAN is testing the limits of its non-interference policy even as Cambodia takes up the ASEAN chair position.

Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet
October 15, 2021

Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is the latest in a string of almost comically excessive attempts to stamp out any and all sources of political opposition.

Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP
May 21, 2021

Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's strategy for fracturing the opposition is slowly bearing fruit.

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Heavy Prison Term
March 02, 2021

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Heavy Prison Term

By Sebastian Strangio
Sam Rainsy and eight former CNRP officials have been accused of seeking to overthrow the Cambodian government in late 2019.
Japanese ‘Magnitsky Law’ Would Send a Strong Message to Cambodia’s Hun Sen
February 24, 2021

Japanese ‘Magnitsky Law’ Would Send a Strong Message to Cambodia’s Hun Sen

By Sam Rainsy
A Japanese Magnitsky law would allow Tokyo to develop a distinctive Asian voice on human rights and democracy.

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