Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday he was ready to go to jail or die for restoring democracy in Cambodia, vowing to return home on Nov. 9.
Cambodia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Cambodia. According to Freedom House, elections are "conducted under repressive conditions and the opposition faces serious legal and physical harassment". With the wide access to media, the opposition is a widespread movement and so hope for a more balanced future is not lost. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
Cambodia’s democracy continues to nosedive as authorities levy politically motivated bogus espionage charges against two journalists meant to silence them.
Case illustrates a trend where the government’s attempts to intimidate and criminally charge Cambodians for expressing dissent has increased significantly.
Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today.
Cambodian journalist Aun Pheapused to be a dedicated reporter. He would chase stories for The Cambodia Daily, a local independent paper.
On the night of Jan. 16, Kol Sat could not locate her husband even after contacting everyone she thought might know the whereabouts of Kong Mas.
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has spent more than 18 month in detention, with other opposition leaders decrying his case as politically motivated.
Cambodia’s P.M. Hun Sen used crackdown on rights and a bogus election to tighten his grip on power and solidify one-party rule, Human Rights Watch said.
Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.