Ratings reports show President Obama's State of the Union address this week drew the lowest number of viewers for this annual speech in 15 years.
The party wants free and fair elections, which it says requires major changes, something analysts say the ruling Cambodian People’s Party may not fully cooperate with.
The Jan. 20 appointments come from amendments to the internal rules of the Assembly and were widely welcomed by many political observers.
A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people.
Cambodia has managed to improve its economy, but its education, women’s empowerment, child and mother health, and environmental sustainability are all lagging behind.
Funcinpec, once the most popular party in the country, has fallen into deep decline, winning no seats in the last parliamentary election.
The UN’s special envoy for human rights on Tuesday called for the ruling party and the opposition to continue talks over democratic reforms.
Aside from a major Human Rights Watch report outlining human rights abuses under Prime Minister Hun Sen in the past decade, other observers say Cambodia suffered in other ways—and there is little hope it will change in the near term.
While applauding country's progress, US representative Malinowski expressed concerns about continued arrests, ongoing fighting with ethnic minorities
While rights groups say abuse and corruption are hallmarks of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 30 years in power, everyday Cambodians are less likely to do so.
Rights groups want Cambodia to scrap two controversial dams on grounds they will profoundly damage people’s lives, livelihoods and environment
Secretary of State John Kerry says he is convinced that if the United States and India work together, the two countries can help forge a "new era of shared possibility" that could benefit millions of people in India and across Asia.