Author Archives: SOPHENG CHEANG

{FD} Cambodia’s ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote

The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday’s elections for the country’s Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia’s ruling party has sure lock on Senate election

Cambodia’s ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Expel ‘dirty dancing’ foreigners in Cambodia

The lawyer for 10 Westerners arrested in Cambodia for allegedly posting photos on social media showing themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing says they may have offended local standards of morality, but should be expelled from the country ra… Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia charges foreigners after pornographic dance arrests

Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia upholds jail term for Australian in surrogacy case

An appeals court on Monday upheld the prison sentence of an Australian woman convicted of providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia. Continue reading

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{FD} Nest of endangered giant softshell turtle found in Cambodia

Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region. Continue reading

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{FD} EU suspends aid to Cambodian election commission

The European Union says it has suspended assistance to Cambodia’s election commission following last month’s dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, and warned that next July’s general election will not be legitimate if the opposition is no… Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia opposition braces for dissolution amid crackdown

A Cambodian opposition leader said Wednesday that he expects his political party to be dissolved in a Supreme Court ruling this week, a move that would further descend the nation into authoritarianism ahead of next year’s general election. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition

Final results of Cambodia’s local elections this month confirm the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year’s general election. Continue reading

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{FD} Rival Cambodian parties both satisfied with election results

Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties have both expressed satisfaction with the results of Sunday’s local elections, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party retained its dominance in most regions but lost ground to its oppo… Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia opposition claims strong showing in local elections

Cambodians are voting in local elections that could shake longtime ruler Hun Sen’s grip on power. Continue reading

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