Today the delegates of the Cambodian Parliament, consisting of the members from the National Assembly and Senate, led by Second Vice-President of the National Assembly the Honourable Khuon Sudary, will depart to attend the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade from October 13 to 17.
PRIME Minister Hun Sen marked an important milestone in deepening traditional, bilateral ties with Vietnam during his official visit to Hanoi last week.
His motives and pathways are predictable. His supporters have been misled, manipulated and nothing more than sacrificial tools for his political ambition to achieve his lust for power and take revenge against Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The political heat, accompanied with security risk, is rising amidst the speculative return of the self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy on this November 9th, when Cambodia celebrates its national day and water festival the following days.
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The US and its allies are concerned that increasing Chinese influence in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, will lead to the loss of the US’s supremacy and hegemonic power.
Any attempts by Sam Rainsy, who is playing on international pressure and racial incitement to provoke a regime change in Cambodia, is bound to fail, as evidenced by many of such cases in different parts of the world.
The soundbites emanating from misguided, cheated and misled supporters for a demagogue should be given serious consideration and attention.
A total of 25 years after Sam Rainsy committed acts of treason against the Royal Government when he was a sitting government member with the portfolio of Minister of Economy and Finance, he and his unhinged supporters are at it again.
Extremist figures have long dotted the landscape of Cambodian politics. One of them in contemporary Cambodia is Sam Rainsy, a master illusionist who thrives on political polemics, parochial rhetoric and demagogy who will thrive on attention at any costs, including bloodshed.
Rhona Smith is ending her term as Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia by the end of September this year. She has made sure that all her reports are heavily justified to prove that Cambodia is in constant human rights crisis.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s continued push for dramatic reforms and structural change needs to be sustained and extended to all branches of the government. A whole-of-government approach is needed.
The public mood and discourse have shifted from the speculative return of the outlawed opposition leader to the domestic reform agenda. Actually, reform is the core issue of contemporary Cambodian politics.
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad started his state visit to Cambodia yesterday and today he will meet his counterpart Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen. The meeting between the two leaders has historical significance in many ways.
Parliamentary diplomacy is relatively new to Cambodia and recently it has gained traction. Under the strategic vision of “reforming at home and making friends abroad based on independence”, Cambodia’s foreign policy is set to be more robust, smart and flexible.
Last week saw a flurry of statements, actions and announcements being made by Prime Minister Hun Sen to push up by several notches, the fight against illegal logging, corruption, abuse of uniformed positions and crackdown on illegal gambling.
Lately, there has been too much sound-bites and public discourse about the supposed impending return to the country of one fugitive politician.
On 17 August 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement on the evolving situation in Hong Kong stressing that the Kingdom respects the long standing “One China Policy”.
The recent controversial report entitled “Collateral Damage” published by LICADHO and Sahmakum Tean Tnaut has stirred public debate and created misunderstanding on the whole situation of the microfinance in Cambodia.
The appointment of a veteran diplomat Patrick Murphy, who has broad and deep knowledge of Southeast Asia and well experienced in dealing with regional stakeholders, presents an opportunity to open a new chapter for the troubled bilateral relationship between the US and Cambodia.
Such baseless assumptions are counterproductive to the bilateral relationship and the US’s engagement in the region
Prime Minister Hun Sen this week has asserted his determination to use the so-called 5th principle of institutional reform, referring to “institutional surgery”.
The stream of stories swirling around allegations of a deal that would allow for a Chinese military presence on Cambodian territory, is an example of what Washington has become: a Möbius maelstrom that lives by and decries that which it invented: “fake news.”
The fissures that have emerged over the last three years — not only within the Conservative Party, but throughout the political system and society in general — have left the UK deeply damaged.
Border control is an urgent issue for Cambodia as it potentially causes political instability and public protests. Money laundering and the inflow of toxic waste are cases in point.
The rumors being spread each time the Prime Minister has an ailment, minor or major, hospitalization or outpatient treatment, have become a subject of hot political issue and national security concern.
The Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a clear message last Friday that Cambodia would not become a dumping ground for any form of waste, generally referring to toxic waste such as medical waste, bio waste and electronic waste.
The current bottlenecks of Cambodia’s trade strategy are the narrow export market, complex regulations and informal fees, and high trade logistics cost.
Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the withdrawal of the Kingdom’s access to EU’s EBA preferential trade scheme is not a big concern. He said the key concern was the inability of his officials in carrying out their assigned tasks.
To close the stable door after the horse has bolted, aptly describes the Government authorities’ efforts to scrutinize all building permits in the aftermath of the collapse of a under construction seven story building in Sihanoukville nine days ago.