Thaksin shinawatra and Yingluck shinawatra attended the birthday party of then Prime Minister Hun Sen in Takhmao town on August 5.//Phnom Penh Post

Srettha’s Cambodia trip related to Thaksin-Hun Sen close ties?

Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara said Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has chosen Cambodia for his first ASEAN trip because it is Thailand’s close neighbor but a Cambodian academic suggested that it…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet (C).//AFP

Cambodian lawmakers elect Hun Sen’s son as next leader

Cambodia’s parliament on Tuesday elected long-time ruler Hun Sen’s eldest son as the new prime minister, sealing a dynastic handover of power after last month’s one-sided polls. Hun Sen’s Cambodian…

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Thaksin and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra joined Hun Sen’s birthday party at his residence in Takhmao, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on August 5, 2023.

Is Thaksin sending a message back home by visiting Cambodia?

The presence of two former Thai premiers — Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck — in Cambodia on August 5 was not only a personal visit to celebrate strongman Hun Sen’s…

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Hun Manet (C), commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, gestures after he casts his vote at a polling station in Phnom Penh on July 23, 2023. -STR / AFP

Cambodian king appoints Hun Sen’s son as new PM

Hun Manet was appointed Cambodia’s new leader by the king on Monday, after having effectively been given the post from his father who ruled for nearly four decades. Days after a landslide…

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Hun Manet, eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, shows his finger after he casts his vote at a polling station in Phnom Penh on Jul 23, 2023 (Photo: AFP/STR)

Cambodian king to appoint Hun Sen’s son as new PM

Cambodia’s king on Monday will appoint Hun Manet the country’s new leader after his father Hun Sen calls time on nearly four decades of hardline rule. Days after a landslide victory in July’s election, Hun Sen — one of the world’s longest-serving leaders…

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Fugitive ex-Thai PMs Thaksin and Yingluck seen in video at Cambodian leader’s birthday party

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra attended a birthday party for outgoing Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, according to video posted online Sunday, a day after Thaksin said…

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Unlike his father, Hun Manet is not in a ‘legacy trap’

The swift decision by Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen to appoint his son, Hun Manet, as the next leader of Cambodia was a well-calculated and Machiavellian move to create a…

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Hun Sen’s ruling party claims landslide win in Cambodian election after opposition was suppressed

The ruling party of Cambodia’s longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election, an outcome that was virtually assured after the suppression and intimidation of…

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Hun Manet, son of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaks during the final Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) election campaign for the upcoming general election in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 21, 2023. REUTERS/Cindy Liu

Cambodia holds lopsided election ahead of historic transfer of power

Cambodia holds a one-sided election on Sunday that is certain to prolong the ruling party’s dominance of politics, clearing the path for a historic leadership transition and the end of…

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Profile: Cambodia’s Hun Sen: four decades of power

Cambodians vote Sunday in an election lacking any credible opposition to Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has maintained an iron grip on the kingdom since first becoming leader in 1985….

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany hold up their fingers which have been marked to show that they have voted at a polling station on July 23.//AFP

Cambodia votes as Hun Sen near-guaranteed election win

Cambodians voted Sunday in an election that longtime leader Hun Sen is all but guaranteed to win as he looks to secure his legacy by handing the reins to his…

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Cambodia’s election committee prepare voting booths on polling day eve

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) gathered to organise and set up polling stations on Saturday a day ahead of the country’s general election, in which about 9.7 million out of…

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Hun Manet, commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, gestures during a campaign rally in Phnom Penh on July 21.//AFP)

‘Victory day’: Cambodia heir leads final rally ahead of one-sided election

Cambodian leader Hun Sen’s eldest son and chosen successor hailed “victory day” in a final rambunctious rally Friday, ahead of one-sided elections that his father’s ruling party is guaranteed to…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with supporters during a rally for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) ahead of the upcoming election in Phnom Penh on July 1, 2023. Cambodians go to the polls on July 23. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP)

Critics question fairness of Cambodia election as PM prepares son for succession

With no clear challenge in sight, the mood around the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is festive with song and cheer as they campaign in the streets of capital Phnom…

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Cambodia bans exiled opposition figurehead from running for office

Cambodia on Monday banned exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy from running for office for 25 years after he urged people to spoil their ballots at this weekend’s general election. Sixteen…

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Hun Sen defends comments regarding Pita’s failure

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended statements he made concerning the failure of Thai prime ministerial candidate Pita Limjaroenrat to secure enough votes to be elected to lead Thailand….

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen urges Ukraine not to use US cluster bombs

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose country still grapples with deadly war remnants, on Sunday urged Ukraine not to use cluster bombs, after Washington announced plans to send the weapons…

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Cambodia bans members of Meta’s Oversight Board over Facebook row

Cambodia blacklisted 22 people on the Oversight Board for Facebook’s parent company Meta on Tuesday after they recommended premier Hun Sen’s account be suspended over a video in which he…

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Hun Manet, Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, campaigns with his wife Pich Chanmony during a rally for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) ahead of the upcoming election in Phnom Penh on July 1, 2023. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP)

Hun Sen’s son kicks off election campaign for Cambodia’s ruling party

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a three-week election campaign on Saturday, with his party poised to sweep the one-sided contest after the top challenger was barred from taking…

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen dumps Facebook on eve of poll campaign

Cambodian leader Hun Sen, a prolific Facebook user, vowed on Thursday to quit posting on the popular social media platform, days before he launches a re-election campaign. Facebook announced Thursday…

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Hun Sen orders troops to border provinces after drones overfly Cambodia

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered 500 troops and 200 anti-aircraft weapons systems to four northeastern provinces bordering Vietnam on Tuesday, to hunt down drones that allegedly violated the country’s…

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Supporters of the Candlelight Party (CP) shout slogans from a vehicle during a rally on the last day of campaigning for the commune elections in Phnom Penh on June 3, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Main Cambodia opposition party excluded from July polls

Cambodia’s election body on Monday refused to register the main opposition party and chief challenger to Prime Minister Hun Sen for upcoming national elections. The National Election Committee said in…

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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen hints at stepping down

Prime Minister Hun Sen has dropped strong hints of his intention to step down as Cambodia’s general election draws near. Khmer Times reported that Hun Sen sent out the signal…

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Hun Sen orders shutdown of independent local news outlet in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the shutdown of one of the last independent local news organizations in the country on Sunday night, saying it had attacked him and his…

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Cambodian Prime minister Hun Sen speaks during a press conference during the EU-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels on December 14, 2022.(Photo by John THYS / AFP)

Hun Sen predicts Myanmar conflict may take 5 more years to resolve

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia has expressed doubts that the crisis in Myanmar would be resolved any time soon and ruled out a third trip there by Foreign Minister Prak…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits in Phnom Penh on November 13, 2022. / AFP

Cambodian PM Hun Sen says positive for Covid after hosting ASEAN summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he had tested positive for Covid-19, after hosting more than a dozen world leaders including US President Joe Biden at a summit in…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the ASEAN – U.S. summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we’re going…

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This handout photo taken and release by Cambodia’s Government Cabinet shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) speaking to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022, amid the ASEAN Summit. (Photo by Kok Ky / CAMBODIA’S GOVERNMENT CABINET / AFP)

Prayut, Hun Sen pledge to step up crackdown on cross-border scams

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen on Thursday pledged to step up cooperation to crack down on call center scams using Cambodia as their operation base….

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Cambodian-US human rights advocate Theary Seng, dressed as Lady Liberty, is arrested by police after being found guilty of treason in her trial in front of the Phnom Penh municipal court on June 14, 2022. (Photo by Samuel / AFP)

Cambodia convicts opposition figures in mass trial

A Phnom Penh court convicted around 60 opposition figures including an outspoken US-Cambodian activist in a mass trial Tuesday as long-serving leader Hun Sen cracks down on dissent ahead of…

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Myanmar’s U Chan Aye to attend ASEAN retreat

Myanmar will send U Chan Aye, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to attend the upcoming ASEAN ministerial retreat in Phnom Penh, according to an informed source in Phnom Penh. The…

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This screengrab provided via AFPTV and taken from a broadcast by Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) in Myanmar on March 2, 2021 shows Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin taking part in virtual meeting of foreign ministers and representatives of countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in capital Naypyidaw. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) / —–EDITORS NOTE — RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Myanmar Radio and Television

Myanmar’s FM to attend Jan 19 retreat

Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin will attend the ASEAN ministerial retreat in Siem Reap on January 18-19 in person, according to a highly placed source. The source said that…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) shaking hands with Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing (L) during a dinner in Naypyidaw. An Khoun SamAun / National Television of Cambodia (TVK) / AFP

Hun Sen’s trip to Myanmar cut short while meeting with unhappy locals

On January 7th, 2022, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen became the first national leader to visit Myanmar’s junta chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Before Hun Sen even set foot…

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Prince Norodom Ranariddh gestures during an interview with Reuters at his home in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Former Cambodian premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian former prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the current king’s half-brother, who spent his later years in the political shadow of his one-time rival Prime Minister Hun Sen, has died in France….

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures as he joins an online meeting of the ASEAN-China special summit at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. – An Khoun SamAun/National Television of Cambodia via AP

Cambodia to host 13th Asia-Europe Summit

Cambodia will be hosting the two-day Asia-Europe (ASEM) summit later this week, focusing on the post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery and strengthening multilateralism. The chair has not invited Myanmar’s Senior General Min…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony of the Project for Flood Protection, donated by Japan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia to end quarantine for vaccinated travellers from Nov. 15 – PM Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Cambodia will stop requiring quarantine for travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 starting on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday. The…

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A youth receives the Sinovac Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a clinic in Phnom Penh on August 1, 2021, as Cambodia began vaccinating adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17. (Photo by Pring SAMRANG / AFP)

Cambodia begins Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers

Cambodia began a rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers in its capital Phnom Penh and three provinces Sunday, with Premier Hun Sen’s grandchildren among the first to get the jab….

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant in the Orussey market, after it was temporarily closed following a few vendors testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Phnom Penh on April 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian PM threatens quarantine-breakers with jail

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen threatened quarantine-breakers with jail time Saturday and warned civil servants they could lose their jobs if they go unvaccinated, as the country grapples with a…

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(Photo) In a Facebook post on June 6, 2019, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he deeply regretted Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks./AFP

Cambodia’s Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

PHNOM PENH/HANOI (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of…

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Hun Sen says no more talks with Sam Rainsy

Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed his vow not to negotiate with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and reiterated that he would only hold direct talks with the international community…

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Hun Sen slams the opposition CNRP’s election boycott a “stupid act”

Prime Minister Hun Sen has slammed the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party’s election boycott a “stupid act” and a miscalculation”. Days after the ruling Cambodian People’s Party claimed landslide victory…

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Hun Sen’s party claims election victory

Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed on Sunday that it had won a general election that rights groups said was neither free nor fair due to voter intimidation and…

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Cambodia goes to poll, Hun Sen looks set to extend power

Cambodians have begun casting their votes in an election designed to extend strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power. The country’s only credible opposition party is not contesting…

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Hun Sen assured of victory as Cambodia goes to poll tomorrow

Cambodians on Sunday go to the poll the opposition parties have slammed as a “sham” and designed only to pave the way for Prime Minister Hun Seen to extend his…

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Win for CPP is win for kingdom – Hun Sen

As Cambodia gears up for a general election this Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen told Cambodians that a victory for his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is a victory for the…

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