Some 40 to 50 percent of Cambodia’s garment exports end up in Europe, the unions argued, which would make any punitive sanctions extremely damaging to the Cambodian economy.
A Funcinpec spokesperson said it is wrong for Cambodian people to see the move as anti-democratic.
Ambassador William Heidt said he felt a deep regret at the government’s decision to move to dissolve the CNRP, which has led the White House to reconsider its foreign relations with Cambodia.
At least 50 former commune councilors have so far gone into hiding for security reasons, according to a former opposition commune chief.
In an interview with VOA Khmer in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Heidt said the embassy’s mission to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Cambodia remained of paramount importance.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has claimed that the media is a “double-edged sword” that “could destroy the nation” in a letter to a Cambodian media forum.
Following the dissolution of an opposition party, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen homes in on jailed opposition leader's former NGO.
Photos were posted last weekend on websites of two pro-government news outlets, whose editors say images were provided to them by police.
Both Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Hun Sen of Cambodia were labeled “strongmen” and kept a firm grip on power.
In his speech last week, after returning from a 12-day Asia trip, U.S. President Donald Trump boasted of "tremendous success" in pushing America's interests forward. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
As well as being officially banned, the Cambodia National Rescue Party had 118 officials banned from political activity for the next five years.
During the nearly two-hour speech, Hun Sen said that foreign recognition of the 2018 election was not necessary for it to be legitimate.