Mon the 5th Waxing Moon of Phagguṇa B.E.2561, February 19, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
The Phnom Penh Post
The Reichstag, which houses the lower house of the German parliament, in Berlin. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently disclosed to parliament measures taken in response to Cambodia’s crackdown on the opposition. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP
In a response to a parliamentary inquiry, the German government on Wednesday laid out a number of measures it has quietly taken over recent months to pressure the Cambodian government following its crackdown on media outlets, NGOs and the political opposition.
The response – which has not yet been made public, but was sent to the German parliament on Wednesday and obtained by The Post on Friday – reveals that the German government suspended preferential visa treatment for private travel by Cambodian government members, “including by Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, by high-ranking military officials and the presidents of the highest Cambodian court”. It also says that Germany has encouraged other European Union members to impose similar measures.
RSF publishes report on media freedom under attack in Cambodia
Wed the 14th Waning Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, February 14, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
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Tue the 13th Waning Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, February 13, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
Cambodia’s ruling party will increase surveillance, shut out any opposition “force” and prevent the spread of information that “twists the truth”, according to their five-year political plan, obtained yesterday by The Post.
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Political Programme 2018-2023, adopted at the party’s congress three weeks ago, maps out the government’s next steps in what observers describe as authoritarian – if unsurprising – rhetoric.
Wed the 15th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 31, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
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We, the undersigned civil society organizations (CSOs), call for the charges against three of Cambodia’s most prominent civil society leaders – Mr. Pa Nguon Teang, Venerable But Buntenh, and Mr. Moeun Tola – to be immediately dropped. These baseless charges are clearly a form of intimidation and harassment, aimed at further silencing Cambodian civil society and human rights defenders.
Mon the 13th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 29, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
UPI A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on Friday called on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to isolate the Cambodian government to ensure legitimate democratic elections.
Leading the group was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a letter to Haley, the group says the Cambodian government has misused its justice system to attack political opponents, including the dissolution of an opposition political party, and to prosecute human rights activists. (more…)
Letter of Condolences and Sympathies to the family of the late Mr. Sean Pengse from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community
Fri the 10th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 26, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
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If you’re not a Swiss ski bum, a trip to Davos means just one thing: You’re going to the World Economic Forum.
Fri the 3rd Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 19, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images A Swiss police sniper stands guard on the roof next to the Congress center during the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 17, 2017.
The annual meeting of the world’s wealthy and powerful begins Monday in a frigid mountain ski town two hours outside Zurich. Sure, the scenery in the Swiss Alps hamlet is gorgeous, but the 3,000 one-percenters who show up will mostly see the inside of a conference center. (more…)
The location of the fabled realm of ដែនសុវណ្ណភូមិ Suvarnabhumi is shrouded in mystery. A Cambodian scholar believes an inscription on a stone tablet provides compelling evidence that it was in the Kingdom — but he is far from the first person to make the claim for their own country.
Sat the 5th Waning Moon of Phussa B.E.2561, January 6, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
“Many countries in the region claim themselves as Suvarnabhumi, but they have never had any concrete evidence to prove it,” he said. “Now, we have it, and we must give it the greatest care since it is an important proof of our country’s glory and domination in the ancient times.”
The Phnom Penh Post, Rinith Tiang
Over two decades ago, in the far reaches of Kampong Speu’s Baset district, a group of villagers were excavating a pond when they heard a sound they did not expect: the clink of their shovels on stone.