By John Roberts, 1 September 2018
The opposition CNRP undoubtedly has ties to the US, but Hun Sen’s politically bankrupt regime is resorting to blatantly anti-democratic methods to retain power.
By John Roberts, 30 October 2017
The measures will effectively wipe out the results of two elections and give the Cambodian People’s Party unchallengeable control of every level of government.
By John Roberts, 22 September 2017
Cambodian leader Hun Sen is seeking to cripple the opposition before the national elections next year.
By John Roberts, 16 August 2014
The court proceedings were designed to cover up the crimes of the major powers, above all the US, in Indo-China.
By Tom Peters, 18 June 2014
The junta is whipping up anti-immigrant xenophobia to divide the working class as it prepares to implement austerity measures.
By Mike Head, 27 May 2014
Plans are underway to send asylum seekers, currently detained in an Australian-controlled camp on Nauru, to be “re-settled” in Cambodia.
By John Roberts, 9 January 2014
The strike’s collapse followed a military police crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.
By John Roberts, 6 January 2014
Following the killing of striking workers on Friday, the government broke up an opposition protest site in Freedom Park in Phnom Penh.
By John Roberts, 4 January 2014
Military police yesterday opened fire on protesting workers, killing at least four and wounding 21.
By John Roberts, 18 September 2013
Opposition protests on Sunday calling for an election inquiry led to clashes between police and demonstrators that left one man dead and five injured.
By John Roberts, 19 August 2013
The government has claimed victory in the July 28 election, but a challenge by the opposition will delay a final outcome to at least September 8.
By John Roberts, 5 August 2013
The opposition CNRP has threatened to boycott parliament unless an independent investigation into the election result is held.
By Mike Head, 17 December 2011
The UN-orchestrated proceedings are designed to bury the underlying responsibility for the Cambodian catastrophe—above all, that of United States imperialism.
By John Roberts, 13 December 2011
The court has been carefully contrived to convict the Khmer Rouge leaders while covering up the responsibility of the major powers for the tragedy that engulfed the Cambodian people.
By John Roberts, 25 July 2011
What is taking place is a show trial designed to close the book on the Khmer Rouge genocide while covering up the responsibility of the major powers, including the US and China, for the atrocities.
By John Roberts, 12 May 2011
At present, the border conflict appears to be driven primarily by internal political considerations but both Washington and Beijing are no doubt calculating how best to exploit the Thai-Cambodian tensions to their own advantage.
By John Roberts, 27 April 2011
Clashes erupted last Friday near two ancient temples, about 160 kilometres west of the Preah Vihear temple where fighting took place in early February.
By John Roberts, 21 February 2011
By handing the border conflict to ASEAN, which historically has had little influence in dealing with the rival interests of its member-states, the UN Security Council inflamed an already volatile situation.
By John Roberts, 9 February 2011
Instability and political machinations within Thailand appear to be the key factors behind the renewed conflict.
By John Roberts, 27 November 2010
Most of the dead were young people who had come to the capital from Cambodia’s rural areas for the annual Water Festival.
By John Roberts, 1 October 2010
As soon as the strikers returned to work—at the behest of the unions and the Hun Sen government—employers began to suspend factory delegates.
By John Roberts, 20 September 2010
Cambodian union leaders last week struck a deal with the Hun Sen government to call off a four-day strike that had rapidly spread to involve more than 200,000 garment workers.
By John Roberts, 16 August 2010
Former Khmer Rouge prison commandant, Kaing Guek Eav, also known as “Duch”, was convicted last month in a UN-backed trial and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment.
By John Braddock, 10 August 2010
Thousands of Cambodian garment workers, mostly young women, have joined strikes over low pay and poor working conditions in recent weeks, doing battle with riot police using tear gas and electric shock batons.
By Celeste Lopez, 23 August 1999
Charges were dropped against two Cambodian human rights activists, Kim Sen and Meas Minear, on July 21. They had been arrested during a protest last December 19 and 20 against the dumping of toxic waste by a Taiwanese plastics company.
By Celeste Lopez, 27 April 1999
Over the last two and a half years, the textile industry in Cambodia has grown rapidly--from 36 factories in 1997 to over 110 in the capital Phnom Penh, employing more than 72,000 workers. Some 139 new factories are due to start up with licenses approved by the Hun Sen government to take advantage of low wages and poor conditions.