Tag Archive: Hun Sen

Khmer King Norodom Sihamoni – A dancer, a puppet, a prisoner of the palace?

Monarch Wears a Hollow Crown in a Kafkaesque Kingdom. BY SOVANNARITH KEO | NOVEMBER 12, 2014  -  The Cambodia Daily. If Jayavarman VII is known among Cambodians and the rest of the world… Continue reading

North Korea stays rent-free in Cambodia.

In the UK, the North Korean Embassy operates out of a simple house in West London. In the US and France, the pariah state has no diplomatic representation. But in Cambodia, the North… Continue reading

Cheeky inequalities in Cambodia.

By government sub-decree, the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has granted a hefty pay raise – to himself and to his long-serving ministers. Hun Sen and senior government members are set for a… Continue reading

Cambodia No Longer a One-man Show?

With a handshake and a smile, Cambodia’s warring CPP and CNRP politicians have declared an end to the year-long political deadlock.   But as the opposition prepares to finally fill its seats in… Continue reading

Cambodia: End of political stalemate with a sense of betrayal.

The opposition CNRP’s 55 lawmakers-elect to end their nearly yearlong boycott of parliament in exchange for a promised overhaul of the electoral commission and more political concessions from the CPP government. Apart from a… Continue reading

Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia – Birds of a feather flock together.

Just a few days after the “friendly approach” of the Cambodian PM Hun Sen to Thailand’s ruling military junta, Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing praised Thailand’s military leaders, saying it was right to… Continue reading

THAI-CAMBODIAN RELATIONS – Hun Sen’s approach to Thai military junta..

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plays the Thai military junta’s card by freeing Thai national activist Veera Somkwamkid from a Cambodian prison. The release of the activist Veera Somkwamkid marks an important attempt… Continue reading

Thai exile government in the Kingdom of Cambodia?

Members of the deposed government of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra were considering forming a government in exile after the May 2014 military coup. Robert Amsterdam, legal counsel to former prime minister Thaksin… Continue reading

New Book – “Hun Sen’s Cambodia”.

Hun Sen’s Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio  -  Coming in November 25, 2014. To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the… Continue reading

Ranariddh’s return to politics – A ruse of Hun Sen?

Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh announced his return to politics amid speculation that he is brought back by PM Hun Sen. . Ranariddh, son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and half-brother of the… Continue reading