On January 9, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that diplomatic passports issued to foreign nationals should be collected and reviewed.
Cambodia's prime minister said he “doesn’t allow foreign military bases regardless of whether it’s for naval forces, infantry forces, or air forces.”
The visit follows denials by the Cambodian government over claims that China was seeking to create a de facto military base off Cambodia’s southern coast.
The EU has also begun a process to remove trade preferences from Cambodia under the “Everything But Arms” scheme, which Cambodia saves almost $700 million annually in tariffs.
Workers have reported that the factory has refused to reinstate male and senior staff members.
នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីកម្ពុជាលោក ហ៊ុន សែន បានចេញបញ្ជាឲ្យមន្ត្រីលោកប្រមូលមកវិញនូវលិខិតឆ្លងដែនរបស់កម្ពុជា ដែលចេញជូនជនបរទេសដែលគ្មានសញ្ជាតិខ្មែរ។
Hun Sen, speaking at road groundbreaking ceremony, was referring mostly to plans by EU to cancel agreement giving imports from Cambodia preferential duty-free status.
For former members of the CNRP, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.
Tens of thousands of Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia in late December 1978 and overthrew the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge regime on 7 January 1979.
Y Sovann’s unexpected detention caused anger among his fellow villagers, who traveled to Phnom Penh to seek intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia exported over $3 billion in goods to the US last year.
Hun Sen warned workers that continuing to press for the bonuses could lead to the closure of two-thirds of garment factories in the country.