What is supposed to be a remarkable year after a defining landslide polls victory in 2018, the year 2019 comes to an end very much the same way it started – it is merely rhetorical than substantive.
The failure of Sam Rainsy’s plan to overthrow the government via what he calls a “populist uprising” creates a new turning point in Cambodian politics.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry revokes the passports of 27 more former CNRP officials.
In the weeks leading up to what could have been the much delayed and long awaited premiere of the sequel to Rainsy’s political life, Cambodians feared what might have been, while the rest of the world looked on with relative indifference.
Justice Min is ordered to look into releasing activists allegedly colluding with Rainsy.
Kem Sokha’s cabinet chief says Sokha has not been in contact with Rainsy since his bail restrictions are eased.
In his novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, a well-known historical novelist, Charles Dickens, wrote, ”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom…”, This is quite a reminiscent of Cambodian politics.
Prime Minister Hun Sen today ordered Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to look into the possibility of releasing detained opposition activists for allegedly colluding with Sam Rainsy to stage a coup.
Independence Day and the Water Festival celebrations were peaceful: Interior Minister.
By any standards, the coup plot orchestrated by Sam Rainsy has failed. Those supporters, including some foreigners, who stand with Sam Rainsy have faced and will face consequences.
Foreign Affairs Ministry revoks the passports of 12 former opposition party officials.
A Phnom Penh Court investigating judge jails 5 men, believed to be former bodyguards of Rainsy, on conspiracy charges.
Police apprehend five men believed to be Sam Rainsy’s former bodyguards.
Gov’t has never barred Sam Rainsy from returning to the Kingdom: Interior Minister.
The situation along the border between Cambodia and Thailand remains as usual.
Sam Rainsy lies. He cheats. He is a storyteller. A schizophrenic dreamer, he disavows his word. He betrays the trust of naive people who support him with money. He promises a fairytale democratic paradise.
The decision by the Indonesian and Malaysian governments to allow fugitive Cambodian politicians to use their countries as political platforms against the Cambodian government is a clear violation of the non-interference principle of Asean.
Yes, security will be much tighter and more evident this water festival because of the threat of a regime change and coup by Rainsy, but it is necessary to ensure that Cambodians can continue to celebrate the festivities with peace of mind.
Prime Minister Hun Sen urges the public to stay calm and enjoy the Water Festival over the weekend.
To understand Rainsy, one needs know his past, his family situation, his education and his political commitment.
Rainsy’s possible return is a topic commonly discussed by Cambodians as the day approaches.
Sam Rainsy is barred from entering Thailand after he sent a letter to Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha revealing his plans.
Police officers are called to educate the public not to partake in his coup plot.
Wanted posters of Rainsy are posted at all checkpoints along the Thai border.
To be, or not to be, that is the question,” is a famous phrase coined by William Shakespeare in 1603. However, to renegade self-proclaimed Sam Rainsy, the question differs significantly. To him, it is “To come or not to come?”
Hun Manet lashes out at Sam Rainsy’s ambiguous diplomatic stance with China.
The Cambodian embassy in Thailand advises migrant workers to ignore fake news.
Thuy Vy is charged with conspiracy for allegedly conspiring with Rainsy to stage a coup.
Interior Minister orders provincial and municipal governors to be ready to arrest Rainsy.
From Hong Kong to Lebanon, from Chile to Iraq, violent protests have significantly challenged the legitimacy of the government in those countries and regions.