From Reuters
Detained Cambodian opposition leader calls for free and fair vote
Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called for free and fair elections in the Southeast Asian country in a New Year’s message on Monday.
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From Southeast Asia Globe
Why the West was doomed to fail in Cambodia
Backed by China, Prime Minister Hun Sen has emerged into 2018 triumphant from his decades-long struggle with the West – and set the stage for his succession
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From The Phnom Penh Post
2017 in review: Cambodia’s tumultuous year
With its promised electoral showdown between the long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the insurgent Cambodia National Rescue Party, 2018 would have been the year many observers put their money on for major political fireworks. But thanks to a handful of shocking developments – not least of all the snap eradication of the CNRP by the Supreme Court – 2017 more than held its own. Indeed, the past 12 months have seen their fair share of drama on multiple fronts. What follows is a rundown of the 10 biggest stories to dominate the year gone by.
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From Xinhua
8 injured at Cambodia’s beach after New Year fireworks catch fire
Phnom Penh, Jan. 1 — Eight people were injured at a popular beach in Cambodia’s Kep province after fireworks, which were prepared to welcome the New Year, accidentally caught fire and exploded, the National Police website reported Monday.
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