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Cambodia arrests Phuket man wanted in Chon Buri murder

Cambodian authorities have arrested Panya Yingdung, 39, who was wanted for questioning in the murders of his former girl friend and a companion last month in Chon Buri province. Paweena Namuangrak, 20, and Anantachai Jaritram, 21, were gunned down on July 29 in a parking lot in the eastern province. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK […]Read More


Suspect in murder of rich sweetheart seen in Cambodia

Bangkok police confirmed on Thursday that murder suspect Atsaya Chaipa, 33, was seen on camera at a hotel in Cambodia on the night of July 27, less than a day after allegedly killing his rich girlfriend and employer in Bangkok. Pol Maj Gen Teerapong Wongratpitak, commander of Metropolitan Police subdivision 4, said on Thursday the […]Read More


Cambodia Ruling Party Claims Win in Election Without Opponents

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party claimed victory in a general election Sunday, capturing nearly all 125 seats in a one-sided contest as voters, many under threat of losing government services, ratified an outcome decided in November when Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government dissolved the main opposition party. Unconfirmed preliminary results indicated that the ruling CPP […]Read More


Cambodia Says 50,000 Observers Will Monitor July Ballot, Despite Widespread

Cambodia’s top electoral body on Wednesday said it had accepted more than 50,000 observers—including from Myanmar, Singapore and China—to monitor next month’s general election, despite criticism that it cannot be either free or fair without the participation of the main opposition party. In a statement, the National Election Committee (NEC) said it had officially recognized […]Read More


Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Officially Launches Political Movement

Cambodia’s exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has officially launched a movement to keep his now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “alive” without fear of government reprisal, outlining an action plan with the objective of ensuring elections this year are free and fair. Speaking to around 400 supporters in Long Beach, California on Sunday, Sam […]Read More


Cambodian Woman Given Year in Prison For Accusing Hun Sen

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh sentenced a Cambodian woman to a one-year jail term on Thursday for posting a video on her Facebook page accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of ordering the murder more than a year ago of government critic Kem Ley. Hin Van Sreypov, aged 37 and a former member of […]Read More


Cambodia Deploys Security Forces Ahead of Court Ruling on Opposition

Cambodia’s government is building up the presence of security forces across the country in anticipation of a public outcry in response to a court decision that could see the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) dissolved in the lead up to next year’s general election. CNRP President Kem Sokha was arrested on Sept. 3 […]Read More