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Cambodian PM Hun Sen paints a bull's-eye on his own back

Asia Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
By supporting Beijing on South China Sea matters at the recent ASEAN meeting in Laos and allegedly assassinating a harsh critic of his regime Kem Ley, it looks like Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen painted a bull's eye on his own back. But it will take ...

World Must Go Hard on Hun Sen, Forum Told

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Cambodia's opposition has to stop caving to Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the international community must quit letting the premier play them for fools, or the country will never move forward, longtime observers said at a forum in Washington on Tuesday.

Hun Sen tried to split CNRP: Rainsy

The Phnom Penh Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Opposition leader-in-exile Sam Rainsy took to the airwaves over the weekend to detail what he said was Prime Minister Hun Sen's direct involvement in attempts to split the CNRP. In an interview with Radio Free Asia aired on Saturday, Rainsy said that ...

Hun Sen makes populist pledges in Kampong Thom

The Phnom Penh Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Prime Minister Hun Sen's tour of all 25 provinces, in which he has pledged to “find solutions” for local issues, continued on the weekend with a visit to Kampong Thom, where he pledged to return the ownership of land around the Tonle Sap to local ...
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Cambodia's military probes 'coup' plot against Hun Sen

Bangkok Post - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
He did not identify himself but accused Hun Sen's government and his ruling Cambodian People's Party of being behind big land grabs in one of Southeast Asia's poorest countries.
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South China Sea Verdict Final, Japan's Abe Tells Hun Sen

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared to rebuke Cambodia's position on the South China Sea dispute over the weekend, saying that an international tribunal's ruling on China's territorial claims should be respected.

Global Witness' Flawed Report on Hun Sen's Family

Khmer Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
For instance, Mr. Hun Sen's daughter Hun Mana is described as a shareholder in Viettel, the Vietnamese company that owns Metfone.
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China thanks Cambodia for efforts to water down ASEAN SCS statement

The Phnom Penh Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
“He [Hun Sen] bandwagons with China by showing his support on an issue of little relevance to Cambodia in order to ingratiate himself to the leadership in Beijing in the expectation of further political and material support for the Hun Sen regime ...

Kem Ley Murder Recalls a Familiar Pattern of Political Intrigue in ...

Radio Free Asia - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Cambodians jam the streets during a funeral procession in Phnom Penh for Kem Ley, a Cambodian political analyst and pro-democracy campaigner who was ...

Two Years on, Warnings on Deal Prove True

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Only Mr. Rainsy and the CPP seemed willing to proselytize for its long-term viability, with a ruling party spokesman describing Mr. Hun Sen as a man who does “not betray his promises” and Mr. Rainsy appearing to believe that he himself could change Mr.

Australian Ex-Peace Broker Calls for Sanctions

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Mr. Evans was described in 1994 as “the father of Cambodia” by Chheang Vun, a senior lawmaker from the ruling CPP, and was for years a defender of Mr. Hun Sen's government on the international stage. “The reason I cut Hun Sen so much slack for so long ...
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Cambodians join funeral procession for murdered government critic

The Guardian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Although there was no overt political sloganeering during the procession, the huge crowds reflected the massive anti-government sentiment that could pose a challenge to the prime minister Hun Sen, who was a frequent target of Kem Ley's criticism. Since ...
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Kem Ley's Murder and Cambodia's Other Worries

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
It's a bit much, particularly in light of the Global Witness report that estimated the base wealth of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family at $200 million. Reporting this has its potential dangers, as noted by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which ...

Cambodia is a 'Geopolitical Chessboard for China, US'

Sputnik International - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
There have been reports about a suspected coup plot against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen who has ordered a column of tanks to be moved closer to the capital.
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Campuchia truy lùng nghi phạm đòi lật đổ Thủ tướng Hun Sen

VnExpress - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Theo Khmer Times, cảnh sát Campuchia đã xác định được danh tính và đang truy lùng người đàn ông trong video dài 4 phút được tung lên mạng xã hội Facebook và YouTube hôm 15/7, chỉ trích và kêu gọi lật đổ chính quyền của Thủ tướng Hun Sen.
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US Congress Presses CPP On 'Thuggish' Behavior

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Ramping up diplomatic pressure on Cambodia's ruling CPP, the U.S. Congress has called for Prime Minister Hun Sen to end the harassment of opposition figures and drop all politically motivated charges against CNRP lawmakers.
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Học giả Carl Thayer: Hun Sen nên im lặng, Campuchia cần dừng quấy rối ASEAN

Báo Giáo dục Việt Nam - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Giáo sư Carl Thayer từ Học viện Quốc phòng Australia được The Cambodia Daily dẫn lời bình luận: "Bằng cách phá hoại ASEAN, Hun Sen đang làm mất lòng hoặc nhiều hoặc ít đối với Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines và Việt Nam." Theo ông ...

Hybrid Wars: Containing China, Disrupting Southeast Asia, America's Vendetta against Vietnam and Cambodia

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎12 hours ago‎
Additionally, the US is aware of the strategic regional advantages that it would gain from overthrowing Cambodia's current government, and these calculations further increase the odds that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen might become Washington's ...
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In Cambodia Friends of Kem Ley Fear for Their Safety

Radio Free Asia - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Just days before Kem Ley was gunned down, he'd discussed on RFA a report by the British NGO Global Witness detailing the extent of the Hun Sen family's wealth. A Cambodian court charged a former soldier named Oeuth Ang with premeditated murder for ...

Fresh round of promotions add to RCAF's 'bloated' upper ranks

The Phnom Penh Post - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Hun Sen has to use the armed forces to protect his power . . . but it creates a lot of consequences when those who have worked for years and years are not promoted over the core that is well-connected,” he said.
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