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.
There are widespread political campaigns both at home and abroad to convince Cambodian citizens not to turn up and vote in the general election scheduled to be held on July 29.
When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience.
Phrases such as an end to impunity, rule of law, democracy, patriotism, nationalism, freedom of speech, an end to one-party democracy, and an end to tyranny are all catch words, tag lines and phrases used by Sam Rainsy.
Is Cambodia going to hell? Are we plagued by communal violence as currently witnessed in Myanmar and Sri Lanka? Are Cambodians being threatened by starvation, as in South Sudan?
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