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Cambodian leader flips the script on opponents’ noodle ploy

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, his self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled. The two titans of Cambodian politics, …

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday. Former president of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party …

Cambodian opposition leader calls for election boycott

EXILED former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called on all “fellow compatriots who believe in democracy” to boycott the upcoming Cambodian general election if the leading opposition party is not allowed to participate. Speaking to radio channel Radio Free Asia on Sunday, the former leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) …

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts – BBC News

A leading opposition figure insists Prime Minister Hun Sen’s “likes” are fakes bought abroad. Lawyers for exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy have filed legal action against Facebook, in a case that highlights how the quest for “likes” has gripped the small Southeast Asian country’s leading politicians. The petition in …

Cambodian PM orders investigation into human rights group

CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation on Wednesday into The Situation Room, a consortium of rights groups which criticised local elections this month that handed a victory to Hun Sen’s ruling party. Speaking on the 66th anniversary of his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Hun Sen ordered a …

Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted Monday’s 90-minute debate on …