Cambodia’s opposition claimed gains in local elections on Sunday that could shake Hun Sen’s grip
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Ballot is also seen as a showdown between the two major parties amid threats of civil war
Amnesty International slammed Cambodia’s use of the criminal justice system against activists
Cambodia will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol in preparation for rural elections
Cambodians go to the polls early next month to elect more than 12,000 district officials
If cushy exile is not automatic, when the retirement plan may not include a comfy villa, but rather a cell in The Hague or a Cambodian war crimes trial, why wouldn’t a dictator dig in his heels, garrison, and become more brutal?
Opposition activists and protesters have ended up in jail as PM orchestrates campaign of Cambodian repression
Jail sentence for deputy Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha hints at new crackdown
Pro-democracy message of Cambodian activist Kem Ley resonated with public tired of calcified political system
The killing of Cambodian activist Kem Ley marks a return to old ways of business