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Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair. Keep reading ...

Rights Groups Call on ASEAN Members to Halt Cambodia’s Backslide on Democracy

The governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must intervene to end Cambodia’s ongoing slide from a democracy into a dictatorship, several human rights organizations said, as member states kicked off the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore. Keep reading ...

Sovannarith Keo/Joshua Lipes

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

Cambodia has become more autocratic and its government’s claim of stable economic development rests on uncertain basis, according to a comprehensive new report. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI), published on Thursday, claims that the quality of Cambodia’s democracy, market economy and governance performance has ...

Leonie Kijewski

Johnson confident in Thai reform bid

UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has expressed confidence in the kingdom’s reform process and return to democracy, deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak said Monday. []The majority of illegal wildlife products originate in Africa, which smugglers will often transit via Asean ...

WASSANA NANUAM & TAAM YINGCHAROEN

Cambodia accused of 'killing off democracy' after opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

Cambodia has been accused of ‘killing off democracy’ after the country’s supreme court dissolved the opposition party and outlawed over 100 politicians ahead of a general election next year. Thursday’s ruling to disband the Cambodia National Rescue Party, in a Southeast Asian country visited by about 159,000 ...

Nicola Smith & Louise Burke

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