Hun Sen and other senior CPP officials have made threats prior to the July 2018 election that the opposition would be “destroyed” or “killed” if sanctions were implemented.
Study says the Mekong delta will almost completely sink by 2100
The shooting prompted a group of former opposition politicians to write an open letter to the EU outlining the events.
The government has responded by playing down its dependence on EU trade, despite warnings from the industry and workers’ associations.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has called the move to withdraw Cambodia from the Everything But Arms scheme was “has a political motive to drag Cambodia into geopolitical war.”
The EU has given Cambodia one year to improve the situation and engage with the EU to avoid having its privileges removed.
Five awards will be presented this year compared with just one last year: for entrepreneurship, engineering, community development, digital multimedia, and innovation.
Sam Rainsy said the large influx of Chinese immigrants to Cambodia, coinciding with a construction boom and waning relations with the West, could lead to a backlash from locals.
The European Union started an 18-month process that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia's duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.
Beijing and Washington bicker over history in Cambodia, blaming each other for the rise of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
The letter instructed both public and private educational institutions to educate students and “strengthen morals” by disciplining students, though it did not provide examples of what constituted “unusual activity”.