KT interviews Prum Sokha, a secretary of state for the Ministry of Public Service.
Official says the same western democratic standard cannot be applied in Cambodia.
Thailand’s army chief warns against protests after a disputed election.
With voting less than a month away, it would be ambitious and unrealistic to expect a drastic change of political attitude throughout the remaining period of the Indonesian election.
Cambodia has a vision to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income economy by 2050. Nonetheless, this vision has met many distractions both domestically and internationally.
India’s frenetic cities, historical monuments, tasty food, and beautiful scenery may be among the biggest attractions for foreign tourists.
In response to calls from the European Union and the United States for Cambodia to respect democracy and human rights, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom has its own laws, noting that “you eat bread and I eat rice”.
Senior government officials slam Rainsy for comparing Hun Sen to Nicolas Maduro.
Though the European Union could succeed in withdrawing Cambodia’s EBA status, the EU also has to be prepared to accept the fact that it could fail to reverse the perceived deterioration of human rights and democracy in the country.
An article entitled “Viewing Cambodia’s political development from the inside out” which appeared in Khmer Times on March 4, 2019 deserves a response. The article argued that Cambodia’s democracy is in the “elementary school level”.
Cambodia’s democracy should be viewed as still in the elementary school level if compared to other advanced and established democracies as discussed by Soun Nimeth , which appeared in Myanmar Times.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia marked 25 years of promoting democracy, rule of law, social market economy and peace in the Kingdom on March 1 at Raffles Hotel Le Royal.
Government critics rarely denounce tactics of opposition leaders, says Prak Sokhonn.
The move to withdraw Everything But Arms trade privileges could jeopardise any possible future long-term efforts by the EU to build local capacities for safeguarding Cambodia’s democracy.
As Sam Rainsy vacillates between returning or not returning to Cambodia, one thing is certain – his integrity and reputation as head of the now-dissolved leading opposition party seem to be in tatters.
The government yesterday chastised the European Commission’s move to initiate a six-month “intensive monitoring” period of the country over perceived democratic and human rights setbacks, labelling the move “an extreme injustice” and “tantamount to acts of interference”.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took a dig at China’s lack of freedom.
French Senator François Grosdidier pledged to lobby European states to ease pressure on the government over perceived democratic setbacks and human rights violations, according to a government official.
In the coming two decades both the EU and Cambodia should base their relationship on an equal partnership.
A prominent anti-corruption activist urges the gov’t to properly address corruption.
As the royal decree for the general election has been issued, the countdown for the country’s return to democracy has officially begun.
The Chinese government has agreed to continue to support Hun Sen’s government.
The question of political space was raised during the meeting with Australian Senator.
In many cases, human rights defenders only focus on political rights and forget about massive violations of economic and social rights by governments and also corporations.
The question of political space and democracy was raised during an over-the-weekend meet between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Australian Senator Scott Ryan.
Indonesians go to the polls in April to choose either a strongman candidate – an Indonesian Bolsonaro – or an incumbent whose democratic commitment looks to be fraying.
2018 was a dramatic, challenging year for Cambodia. It will be remembered amongst others, for the movers and shakers in the political sector, external pressure on trade and politics and domestic policies.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party said that it is committed to strengthen multi-party democracy and maintain peace.
Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup.