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Cambodian opposition leader in Indonesia, ponders next move

Nov. 14, 2019 11:12 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived Thursday in Indonesia to meet some of the country’s lawmakers as he considers when and how to make his long-promised return to his homeland. Sam Rainsy, head of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, flew in from...

Cambodia says it defeated opposition effort to topple govt

Nov. 13, 2019 10:42 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s government claimed victory Wednesday in its jousting with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was unable to meet his self-imposed deadline to return to the country in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen. A government statement Wednesday night said it...

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...

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 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...

Cambodian opposition chief readies return from exile

Nov. 5, 2019 7:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician says he's ready to risk imprisonment or death by returning to his country from self-imposed exile to unseat the country's longtime ruler. Sam Rainsy, co-founder of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, told The Associated Press that he hopes his...