Phnom Penh Post, 11/17/2013 Big Brother Watching Closely… The United States taps the telephones and monitors the emails of everyone in this region.No one is immune: not you, not me, not Prime Minister Hun Sen or opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
VOA, October 15, 2012 PHNOM PENH — The United Nations-backed war crimes court in Cambodia is scheduled to begin hearing closing arguments on Wednesday in its landmark first case against the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge movement, which is blamed for two million deaths during its rule of the country between 1975 and 1979.
Cambodia’s Unseen Horrors
August 16, 2012 Phnom Penh Post Op Ed piece by Theary Seng. Cambodia is undergoing a phenomenon, the beginning of “Cambodia flourishing”, if you will. Even amidst the high-tension political brinkmanship, Cambodia has reached the tipping point, that is slowly but surely ushering in the Cambodia Spring. Cambodia’s Tipping Point
the Atlantic by Andrew Cohen, 8/12/2012…A newly released collection of legal documents reveals what high officials thought about the major events of their times.
Malay Mai, 8/11/2012…”While many analysts attribute CPP’s decline and CNRP’s rising popularity to demographic change,…, my perspective emphasises two factors — the people’s desire to improve their livelihoods and CNRP’s innovative election campaign policy targeting household income.” Read Full Article by Kimly Ngoun, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at The Australian National University.
Here’s an article that does a good job of explaining what happened in Cambodia’s Presidential election. From the Economist.
Reuters) – Cambodia’s long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen faced his biggest political setback in two decades on Monday as the country’s opposition rejected an election result as tainted by widespread fraud, despite heavy losses for the ruling party. Read Full Article
From article. “…But with more than one-third of Cambodia’s nearly 9.6 million eligible voters born after the end of the “Killing Fields” era of the late 1970s, there are signs that the strategy is losing potency.” Read Full Article