Lindsey Graham, chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, tells VOA's Khmer service he is a 'very concerned' about growing Chinese influence in Cambodia.
Opposition activist thinks developments are part of long-term strategy by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party to secure victory in elections scheduled for 2023
Dr. Chheang Vannrith, director of Asian Vision, told VOA Khmer that the premier will also likely discuss role of ASEAN in the context of this new global order as well as Cambodia’s policy of neutrality.
So Leng, 65, whose house and backyard were also partly damaged, hopes that they will finally get a reasonable compensation from the company.
Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge soldier, claimed that through his Win-Win Policy, Cambodia has been achieving strong economic growth for the past two decades, with GDP rates increasing up to 7.7 percent annually.
Dozens of former CNRP members have been summoned in recent weeks, as the CPP government continues to pressure the opposition.
Cambodia’s National Election Committee says campaigns for the May 26 elections of city and provincial councillors were proceeding without irregularities.
The initiative, supported by both governments, marks another step toward replacing Cambodia’s once free press with China’s model of information, media experts say.
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng appeared to praise police operations during a crackdown on the main opposition party last year.
King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S.
Premier Hun Sen and visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli encouraged businesses in their countries to explore mutual trade and investment opportunities.
Cambodia is also seeking to boost the number of annual Japanese arrivals to 300,000 next year while Chinese tourists made up to one third of Cambodia’s 6.2 million foreign visitors last year.