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.
Tunisians vote in first free municipal elections, another step in a democratic transition.
The two Korean brother states approach each other in a demonstrative and cordial manner. More important than the agreed measures, however, is that years of silence have come to an end, says DW’s Alexander Freund.
PM says Cambodia remains a democracy because both big and small political parties will participate in the national election.
Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomes the beginning of candidate registration for the upcoming national election in July.
While outwardly Malaysia’s elections appear democratic, Malaysian governments no longer draw their authority from the democratic wellsprings of legitimacy that free elections provide. Clive Kessler tells why.
A high-profile Thai activist in jail vows to keep pressing his call for democracy.
Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha promised to hold a general election ‘no later’ than February 2019.
Cambodia’s progress has not been portrayed fairly by some media, argues Suos Yara. These media outlets, he writes, are just parroting opposition views and kowtowing to the NGOs, and help to perpetuate a situation of doom and gloom.
A local election watchdog issues a statement denying that it intended to destroy the upcoming national election on July 29.
Rainsy wishes democracy, freedom and justice in a Khmer New Year message.
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.
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”.
Japan usually avoids being viewed as interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries and is consistent in its foreign policy approach towards Cambodia by not intervening in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, writes
Several military and police generals have announced their candidacies for Indonesia’s 2018 simultaneous regional elections before they retire from active service.
Myanmar’s parliament picked a close ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as new president.
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy calls on Prime Minister Hun Sen to return to a culture of dialogue.
PM announces that the democratic process in Cambodia will continue unabated.
Bou Rachana announces she will continue her social activism for “genuine democracy”.
Russia requires a mission statement – an ideology offering a distinct worldview, that offers an alternative to the Western model of liberal democracy, writes Agnia Grigas.
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.
A scion of Thailand’s biggest autoparts group launched a political party in Bangkok.
EU is concerned about a deterioration of political and human rights in Cambodia.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp fails to regain some veto power in the city’s legislature.
Hong Kong’s best-known young activists were heckled by Chinese nationalists.
As East Asia ushers in the Year of the Earth Dog, Japan, as a long-time partner of Myanmar, is critically viewing the mid-term tenure of the National League for Democracy government. Moe Thuzar tells why.
Chan Sophal argues that the current form of democracy in the country is a recipe for continued division and a huge barrier to national unity.
At the Youth Volunteer Doctors’ congregation, PM says that he is open to political dialogue with oppositional parties.
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.
Government officials and business leaders say economic sanctions from the European bloc are an unlikely scenario.