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Cambodia frees activist, bails journalists after flawed election

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Cambodia's king pardons land campaigner Tep Vanny at the request of strongman prime minister Hun Sen, days after he officially extended his 33-year grip on power

TEP VANNY. Cambodian land activist Tep Vanny speaks to journalists outside Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh on August 21, 2018 after she was released by a Royal pardon on August 20. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

[OPINION] Finding a way forward for Cambodia after sham elections

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The Prime Minister is treating Cambodia as a personal fiefdom that can one day be handed over to one of his sons

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The dissolved opposition is planning on ramping up efforts with governments abroad to put more pressure on Cambodian leader Hun Sen

HUN SEN. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers his address before a huge gathering for garment workers in Phnom Penh on August 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO

Cayetano defends why PH hailed controversial Cambodia polls

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'The Western countries sometimes have their standard of what elections should be,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

CAMBODIA POLLS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano explains why the Philippines congratulated Cambodia on its recent elections. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears to die if vote numbers inflated

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party claims it won all 125 parliamentary seats in the deeply flawed July 29 poll, cementing the country as a one-party state and extending his 33-year grip on power

DIE BY THE NUMBERS. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) waves at supporters during a campaign rally in Phnom Penh on July 27, 2018.  Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

PH hails globally condemned Cambodia elections

Aug 05, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines says the Cambodian elections were 'successful' – a far cry from the chorus of condemnation from the United States, Australia, and the European Union

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands during their meeting at the Peace Palace in Cambodia on December 14, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Cambodia ruling party claims 'huge victory' in vote decried as 'sham'

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Unopposed strongman Hun Sen is set to extend his term once more as Cambodia's longest-serving head of government

POLLS OPEN. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) casts his vote during the general elections as his wife Bun Rany (center L) looks on in Phnom Penh on July 29, 2018. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Local Cambodia polls test strongman's popularity

Jun 04, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Sunday s vote in more than 1 600 communes – village clusters – is seen as a warm up to next year s crunch national elections

In this file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attends the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, April 2017. File photo

Cambodian opposition rejects Hun Sen election win

Jul 29, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Invigorated by the recent return from exile of its leader Sam Rainsy the newly united opposition made significant gains in Sunday s July 28 polls

OPPONENTS. Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy (L) and Prime Minister Hun Sen (R). Rainsy photo by EPA/Khem Sovannara; Sen photo by AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy

Cambodia opposition chief in new election setback

Jul 25, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy is barred from running as the authorities said it was too late to add his name to the electoral register

Young Cambodian voters look beyond tragic past

Jul 24, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Cambodia s bloody history looms large over its upcoming election but many younger voters are looking to the future instead

CAMPAIGN SEASON. Supporters of Cambodian opposition party (Cambodia National Rescue Party), ride their motorbikes during the first day of the general elections campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Mak Remissa

Election fever strikes Cambodia a month before polls

Jun 27, 2013 - 4:12 PM

While all political parties are free to canvass voters and hold public rallies observers say there is little chance of unseating the incumbent Hun Sen and his Cambodian People s Party

CAMPAIGN SEASON. Supporters of Cambodian opposition party (Cambodia National Rescue Party), ride their motorbikes during the first day of the general elections campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Mak Remissa