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Cambodia confirms ruling party landslide victory in polls

Jun. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Election Committee on Sunday issued official results from this month’s local polls that confirmed a landslide victory by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. The results showed the Cambodian People's Party receiving 74.3% of...

Myanmar minister joins Southeast Asian defense meeting

Jun. 22, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Myanmar’s defense minister, under sanctions from the United States, Britain and other countries for abuses committed by his country’s military, was welcomed Wednesday to an annual meeting with his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ...

Cambodian ruling party sues politician for criticizing vote

Jun. 15, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party has sued the vice president of the opposition Candlelight Party for $1 million in compensation for comments he made in an online interview alleging that this month’s local elections were unfair, a spokesman for...

Cambodian court convicts lawyer, dozens of others of treason

Jun. 14, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian-American lawyer and dozens of members of a now-dissolved opposition party were convicted of treason Tuesday in a trial that is part of efforts to tame opposition to the long-running rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Lawyer Theary Seng and most...

Cambodian leader asks Myanmar to reconsider foes' executions

Jun. 11, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister urged military-ruled Myanmar to reconsider the death sentences against four political opponents, suggesting that executing them will draw strong international condemnation and complicate efforts to restore peace to the strife-torn nation. ...

China, Cambodia break ground on port, dismiss US concerns

Jun. 08, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese and Cambodian officials broke ground Wednesday on a contentious naval port expansion project, dismissing American concerns it could provide Beijing with a strategically important military outpost on the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodian Defense...

China, Cambodia breaking ground on joint port project

Jun. 07, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia denied again Tuesday that it will allow any Chinese military presence at a port where it and China are beginning an expansion this week that has prompted concern in the United States and elsewhere that it will be used by Beijing as a naval outpost on the Gulf...

Cambodian ruling party scores big win in local elections

Jun. 06, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party easily topped the field as expected in local elections, an initial tabulation from the National Election Committee showed Monday. Official final returns from Sunday's polls are due to be...

Ruling party seems set to win Cambodian local elections

Jun. 05, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Early indications showed Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party headed for victory in local elections Sunday as people voted in large numbers for the first time since a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s...

Cambodians vote in local election amid intimidation, threats

Jun. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodians headed to the polls Sunday in local elections that are their first chance to vote since the ruling party of long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen swept a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s Cambodian...