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Cambodian opposition figure barred from flight in Malaysia

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Sam Rainsy says he missed his flight from Kuala Lumpur and would catch another one to Jakarta early Thursday, November 14

BARRED. In this file photo, Cambodian opponent in exile and leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party Sam Rainsy talks at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris on November 7, 2019 during his failed attempt to board a plane for Bangkok after he planned to return to Phnom Penh for Cambodia's independence day. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Cambodia opposition figure says pressure growing on Hun Sen

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:55 PM

'There is a combination of internal pressure and external pressure – the two combined will have a decisive influence,' says Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy

SAM RAINSY. Cambodia's exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy, who leads the Cambodia National Rescue Party, speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur on November 12, 2019. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Nov 09, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Security is beefed up at the Cambodian borders as Sam Rainsy attempts a dramatic return

OPPOSITION LEADER. Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy arrives at a conference room to speak to the press in Tokyo on November 10, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Cambodia holds its breath as opposition chief vows return on independence day

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:31 PM

'This may be the first time and the last time that you see me alive as a free man,' Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy says in a video before a risky attempt to return home

HOMECOMING? Cambodia National Rescue Party co-founder Sam Rainsy attempts to enter Cambodia after 4 years of self-exile. Photo by Kimlong Meng/NURPHOTO/CORBIS via Getty Images on Coda Story

Cambodia opposition figure not giving up on bid to get home

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Following her release, 65-year-old Mu Sochua says she will still seek to return to Cambodia by traveling overland through Thailand

GOING HOME. This picture taken on October 5, 2017, shows Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy party leader Mu Sochua gesturing during an interview at an undisclosed location in Bangkok. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thailand won't allow Cambodian opposition leader to transit – prime minister

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The Thai leader says: 'We will not allow anti-government (parties) to use Thailand as a base,' an apparent reference to Cambodian opposition Sam Rainsy

Cambodia's main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy arrives at a conference room to speak to the press in Tokyo on November 10, 2015. The leader of Cambodia's main opposition on November 10 called for a peaceful transfer of power in elections in 2018, encouraged by a historic vote in nearby Myanmar. Cambodia has been ruled for three decades by Hun Sen, frequently accused by rights groups of stamping out dissent and ignoring human rights abuses. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO / AFP PHOTO / YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

Cambodia launches online disinformation campaign to repress opposition groups

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Cambodia National Rescue Party co-founder Sam Rainsy's return to the country brings authorities to mischaracterize his statements and release over 30 seemingly forced 'confessions' from his supporters

SAM RAINSY. Photo by Kimlong Meng/NURPHOTO/CORBIS via Getty Images for Coda Story

[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

Cambodian court convicts exiled opposition leader

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:48 PM

In an email to Agence France Presse Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy slams the verdict saying his conviction was reached by a kangaroo court

CONVICTED. In this file photo, Cambodia's main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy arrives at a conference room to speak to the press in Tokyo on November 10, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Cambodia's Hun Sen denies buying up Facebook 'likes'

Mar 17, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Hun Sen s rival Sam Rainsy is accusing him of hiring foreigners to create fake Facebook accounts

Cambodia police 'will arrest' opposition chief on his return

Nov 16, 2015 - 2:48 PM

The opposition chief is Hun Sen s main rival and was in self exile at the time of the sentence as he also faced a string of other convictions he claimed were trumped up

RAINSY. Sam Rainsy, President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), arrives at the National Assembly during a plenary session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 9, 2015. File Photo by Mak Remissa/EPA

Cambodian rivals begin talks to end deadlock

Jul 22, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen who has held power for nearly three decades shook hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy as their first face to face talks since last September got under way

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

At least 3 dead as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Jan 03, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Cambodian PM Hun Sen is faced with the challenge of protesting garment workers and opposition supporters asking he step down

Cambodian protesters (front) clash with military police (back) during a garment workers protest on January 3, 2014. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/ AFP PHOTO

Cambodian MPs reappoint Hun Sen despite poll row

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party refused to take its seats for the opening session of the lower house on Monday

GREETING THE KING. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) greets King Norodom Sihamoni (R), at the National Assembly during the opening ceremony of a new session of parliament in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 23 September 2013. EPA/Mak Remissa

Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy met at the National Assembly in search of a way out of the political standoff triggered by July polls

POST-POLL VIOLENCE. Cambodia protesters throw stones to police during clashes in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2013. AFP/ Thomas Cristofoletti

Final results hand Cambodian ruling party poll win

Sep 08, 2013 - 8:03 PM

The Cambodian People s Party took 68 seats to 55 for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party according to the country s National Election Committee

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

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's strongman PM seeks to extend grip on power

Jul 28, 2013 - 8:39 AM

Cambodians begin voting in the face of alleged poll irregularities and the exclusion of the opposition chief

CONFIDENT. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen did not even bother to personally campaign for the parliamentary election. File photo by EPA/Mak Remissa

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

Cambodia opposition chief barred from poll: authorities

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:44 PM

Cambodia s newly returned opposition leader cannot be a candidate in upcoming polls election authorities ruled Monday

Cambodia opposition leader returns from exile

Jul 19, 2013 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED Sam Rainsy comes home from exile to help his party s election bid to end Prime Minister Hun Sen s rule

Cambodian opposition leader said to return from exile

Jul 13, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Seen as the main challenger to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Sam Rainsy returns from France

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