Politics is the art of the impossible. Prime Minister Hun Sen is the master of power politics otherwise he could not have stayed in power for more than three decades.
In our previous editorials, we stressed that “transformative leadership” was required to address national issues, some of them chronic and some emerging.
While Prime Minister Hun Sen may be inclined to adopt some measures of “old wine in a new bottle”, the fact that some party seniors are talking about “old wine in an old bottle” is troubling to say the least.
As Prime Minister Hun Sen moves with remarkable speed and determination to establish the new cabinet of the 6th mandate of Royal Government, the line up of the cabinet itself is shrouded in secrecy.
Public debates on Japan’s position on Cambodia’s July election have gained steam after Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono reportedly expressed his “disappointment” over the July 29 election.
The Cambodian ruling elites were relieved to learn that the voter turnout rate was much higher than expected and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) received an unprecedented victory in the “controversial” 6th parliamentary election.
Cambodia has been the contesting ground of major powers and now it seems to be the beginning for a new Cold War provoked by some Western countries as they ignore the realities in the Kingdom.
Last Sunday’s national election was stunning in terms of a high voter turnout rate and landslide victory of the long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
The former CNRP opposition and fugitive self-exiled politician Sam Rainsy tried their best to scuttle Cambodia’s sixth general election and failed miserably.
The US House of Representatives passed the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018 (H.R. 5754) on Wednesday, with a strategic intention to undermine hard-earned peace and democracy in Cambodia and the region.
On July 20, the Facebook page of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Cambodia shared the concern expressed by the Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith about the political situation in Cambodia.
Khmer Times took the extraordinary step of organising a series of roundtable discussions with political parties registered to contest this Sunday’s general election.
Al Jazeera, a reputable mainstream media, has moved to Cambodia in a series of supposedly explosive ‘expose’ videos.
Free and fair elections are critical in an electoral democracy. After nearly three decades of civil war and foreign occupation, Cambodia in 1993 adopted a liberal democratic political system.
The world is fragmenting. Uncertainties and risks are ascending and people are increasingly anxious about their future.
China is an old and true friend of Cambodia. Bilateral cooperation has produced remarkable results especially after the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement in 2010.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, have slapped sanctions on General Hing Bun Heang.
The much-anticipated summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump was successfully held in Singapore with a one-on-one meeting.
The declaration of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep steering the country for the next 10 years, until 2028, is a sign of continuity and trust in the PM given by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
Political debate is gaining steam in Cambodia as the 6th general election approaches. Twenty political parties have been registered to contest for 125 seats in the National Assembly.
Where should we look for a better analogy for the denuclearisation effort with North Korea? A more relevant precedent would be the 2015 nuclear deal that froze Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, from which the United States officially withdrew in early May, writes Karl P Mueller.
Sam Rainsy has lost it. His repeated calls for Cambodians to boycott the July general election have largely fallen on deaf ears.
High risks and uncertainties remain with regards to the Trump – Kim Summit, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
The May 9 general election in Malaysia provides many valuable insights and lessons as well – and could serve as a wakeup call to Cambodia and Cambodian politicians.
The past two decades have seen increased collaboration between Cambodia and China most noticeably in the areas of investment, trade, and development assistance.
There are valuable and crucial lessons to be learned from the stunning election loss of the ruling National Front (Barisan Nasional), led by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.
Sam Rainsy, since he was booted out of the royalist FUNCINPEC Party in 2004 has always maintained his stance on prevailing political conditions in the country until now.
Since his National Rescue Party was dissolved last year by the Cambodian government, CNRP’s former president Sam Rainsy has embarked on a worldwide campaign to build international pressure on Hun Sen’s government.
Both the ruling and opposition parties have upped the ante in their public diplomacy by travelling to different countries to explain political development in Cambodia from their own perspectives.
Never before have ties between the US and Cambodia been so low, since 1997. The bilateral relationship now is close to hitting rock-bottom level with a lack of mutual trust and understanding between both countries.