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Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracy

Nov. 12, 2019 6:53 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday the European Union's assessment of whether to suspend trade privileges for his country will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy despite a government crackdown. The EU finalized a preliminary report Tuesday...

US envoy to Cambodia meets released opposition leader

Nov. 11, 2019 8:18 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia met Monday with opposition co-leader Kem Sokha following his release from house arrest and said further moves toward full democracy would improve relations with the United States. Kem Sokha of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party was freed...

Cambodian court eases detention of top opposition figure

Nov. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has lifted some restrictions on detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, essentially freeing him from house arrest and taking some of the spotlight off his exiled colleague who is attempting to return to the country. Sam Rainsy, the co-founder with Kem Sokha of...

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

Nov. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to try to oust long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. Although he failed to make it to Cambodia on Saturday — the country's Independence...

The Latest: Cambodia official says Sam Rainsy free to return

Nov. 9, 2019 6:01 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy's effort to return to his home country (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Cambodia's government claims to have reversed its ban on allowing the return of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, with a top officials saying...

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, after landing in Malaysia, says he's determined to return to his homeland

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, after landing in Malaysia, says he's determined to return to his homeland.

Malaysian official says exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia in bid to return to his country

Nov. 9, 2019 3:47 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian official says exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia in bid to return to his country.

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

Nov. 7, 2019 7:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of the banned...

The Latest: Sam Rainsy affirms determination to return home

Nov. 7, 2019 8:51 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the attempted return of opposition politicians to Cambodia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Exiled Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy has made an online broadcast affirming his determination to return home to lead a movement to oust the long-serving leader,...

Thailand set to hinder Cambodian opposition's return plans

Nov. 6, 2019 10:10 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Plans by self-exiled leaders of Cambodia's banned opposition party to return to their homeland hit a major roadblock Wednesday when Thailand's prime minister said their top leader would not be allowed in to make his way through the country to the Cambodian border. Leaders of the Cambodia...