April 8, 2019

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.

Military Reaffirms Loyalty After Rainsy’s Mutiny Appeal

Cambodia’s armed forces will continue to support Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, the Defense Ministry said, after former opposition leader Sam Rainsy issued a public appeal to the military to “follow the model of the armed forces in Algeria” and join with the people to topple a dictatorship.