THE recent news release by the United Nations on April 30 regarding democracy in Cambodia extensively and solely quoted the supposedly “neutral” UN envoy Rhona Smith who has made biased views on the political development and democracy in Cambodia.
While Cambodians enjoyed their Khmer New Year celebrations, Syrian people were still struggling to find shelter and refuge from a prolonged civil war.
Currently Cambodia is preparing for its general elections due to be held on July 29. It appears that some opposition groups and certain NGOs are working hand-in-glove with the now defunct CNRP to disrupt this election.
This acronym, used by the Austrian branch of the Habsburg monarchy at the time it was said that “the sun never set on their empire”, summarised the Latin sentence: “Austria Est Imperare Orbi Universo – it is the mission of Austria to dominate the world”.
Abenomics has successfully raised both growth and inflation for Japan, while challenges remain in sustaining the strong performance in the medium-term.
The sacred site of Preah Vihear is an open-air theater of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva in Hinduism, the deity for which the temple was built.
The British authorities have demonstrated their inability to ensure the safety of Russian citizens more than once.
The Greater Mekong Sub region leaders gathered in Hanoi yesterday at the 6th GMS Summit.
ON a quiet Sunday in one of Britain’s most beautiful cathedral cities, a father and daughter were struck down by the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War.
Although the Salisbury incident occurred outside of our consular district, its influence on bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Russia is so immense, that we cannot remain indifferent.
On March 22 the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the United States issued a statement on the Salisbury incident.
It goes without saying that a number of Western countries are in the business of regime change. It is usually the same Western countries engaging in regime change and for the sake of simplicity I would like to call this group of Western countries “The West”.
On March 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answered media questions at a joint news conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu following the 6th meeting of the Russian-Turkish Joint Strategic Planning Group.
I refer to Mr Chan Kunthiny’s rebuttal of my commentary, “Asean Must Unite to Keep the Asean-Australia Special Summit on Track”, which was republished by Khmer Times on March 5 under the title, “Keep Asean-Australia summit on track”.
Tang Siew Mun, who is currently the head of the Asean Studies Centre, wrote a commentary entitled “Asean Must Unite to Keep the Asean-Australia Special Summit on Track”, which is unfortunately flawed and baseless.
Cambodia’s democracy is on the right track, with the presence of a multiparty political system, freedom of the press, and respect of civil and political rights. It is not fair and just to see Cambodia only from one negative angle.
I am a foreign retiree and have been living in Cambodia for several years now after becoming fed up with Thailand, where I tried to retire to quite a few years ago.
It is, in the American law, the ability of senior officials to deny knowledge of or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by others in an organizational hierarchy.
The United States’ approach towards Cambodia, especially by hawkish legislators, makes diplomacy difficult and also untenable.
I refer to the commentary by Chan Kunthiny, titled “Can Singapore be an honest regional broker?”, published by Khmer Times on 1 February 2018. The commentary seems to suggest that Singapore has taken sides against China.
The Phnom Penh Post reported in an article on 07 February 2018 mentioning about the motion raised by Australian lawmaker Mark Butler, Federal President of the Australian Labor Party, to press the Australian government to take action to defend Cambodia’s “fledgling democracy”.
On his Facebook page, Sam Rainsy wrote, on 5 February 2018, Hun Sen ceded Koh Tral to Vietnam in 1982. It is pure lie.
China’s growing influence is not welcome by Asean member countries such as Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.
The US embassy in Phnom Penh on Sunday gave a new example of such “diplomacy as the patriotic art to lie” (Ambrose Gwinett Bierce).
I note with some irony the story in Khmer Times last Thursday titled “District governor warned over traffic”.
The threat of sanctions will make Cambodian people once again victims of big power policies after the Khmer Rouge.
The legal dissolution of the CNRP, is a reflection of the European parliament’s indifference toward local political conditions in Cambodia.
The political scene around the world resembles a live soap opera, there’s been so many ups and downs and tonnes of drama.
There is an implicit assumption that Cambodia would have to pay $676 million a year to the EU if EBA is suspended as suggested by the European Parliament.
I read with serious concern the announcement made by the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations.