Famous land activist Tep Vanny freed in Cambodia as post-election pardons are granted while two former RFA journalists get a sniff of freedom.
Sorpong Peou recently talked to VOA Khmer about political trust, how power is accumulated, and his new article “Cambodia’s Hegemonic-Party System.”
According to an order issued Tuesday evening by Judge Pich Vicheathor, the two journalists will be freed on bail but will have stringent conditions placed on their release.
General Hing Bun Heang told VOA Khmer on Monday that his meaning had been misunderstood.
A number of countries have sent their congratulations on the electoral process, including China, Laos, Vietnam, Russia, and the Philippines.
Results ensure Prime Minister Hun Sen's tightfisted three-decade grip on power.
Restrictions apply to those 'responsible for the most notable anti-democratic actions taken in the run-up to the flawed July 29 election'.
The appointment comes as relations between the two countries have hit a low after Hun Sen accused Washington of sponsoring a plot to overthrow him by supporting the CNRP.
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for over 33 years, remains defiant.
The comments followed previous statements from the Trump administration on the election, which saw the ruling Cambodian People’s Party win all 125 seats in parliament
China has responded to criticism by claiming it has the right to build on its territory and defend its strategic interests at all costs.
At the annual Overseas Khmer Summit (OKS), rights activists and academics in the Cambodian diaspora denounced the election and appealed to the international community to intervene.