From the Associated Press
US restricts visas for Cambodians ‘undermining democracy’
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians “undermining democracy” in the Southeast Asian nation following the dissolution of the main opposition party and a crackdown on independent media.
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From Radio Free Asia
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Vows to Hold Elections Despite Dissolution of Main Opposition Party
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday maintained that his country is governed by a multi-party democracy and said elections scheduled for next year would go on as planned, despite the recent dissolution of the only opposition party that posed a serious challenge to his rule.
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From Reuters
Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy to be sued over ‘treasonous’ call to soldiers: PM
PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has committed treason by inciting soldiers to defy orders, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, and he will face new legal action over the comments.
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From the Phnom Penh Post
Sochua calls for action in Australia
Former Deputy Cambodia National Rescue Party President Mu Sochua met with Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop yesterday, calling for targeted penalties against members of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in response to the political crackdown that saw the CNRP dissolved.
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From ReliefWeb
What is needed to end violence against women in Cambodia?
It is no secret that, worldwide, women are disproportionately affected by partner violence, namely the violence committed by their current or former husbands or boyfriends.
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From Deutsche Welle
Cambodia seizes nearly a ton of ivory hidden in hollow logs
Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The Asian state is considered a key transit point for the smugglers.
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From the New York Times
A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar
Prey Nokor Knung, Cambodia — Once upon a time in this remote corner of Cambodia, a bold young temple servant raised an army, overthrew an unjust king and saved a nation.
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