For years, some Cambodian media have referred to the country’s longtime leader simply as Prime Minister Hun Sen. Authorities warned May 12 that has to stop.
Essentials for a Phnom Penh visit — History, markets, culture
By Kristi Eaton Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Bigger. Taller. Fancier. Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh is undergoing a staggering period of development 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge regime took over the city and forced thousands to evacuate to rural Cambodia in its brutal campaign to create an agrarian-based society. […]
Cambodia opposition pressures with rally
By Sopheng Cheang and Justine Dreannan The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s main opposition leader kicked off a new wave of demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government Sept. 15, warning the protests would not stop until the nation’s post-election deadlock is resolved. The mass rally comes one day after Cambodia’s king […]
Cambodian opposition leader pardoned ahead of vote
By Sophen Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen engineered a pardon for his most prominent rival July 12, clearing the way for the self-exiled politician to return home and campaign in this month’s general election.
Cambodia’s former king vows to stay in homeland
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s ailing former King Norodom Sihanouk, his country’s dominant figure for half-a-century, vowed Sunday, Oct. 30, at a rare public appearance never to leave his homeland again. Sihanouk, his son King Norodom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen shared the podium at a ceremony […]