FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — To no one’s surprise, final polling results on September 8th confirmed that Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), had won the election in July. He has been in power for 28 years. But the surprisingly close race (the CPP won 68 seats, down from 90 in the previous election) has emboldened the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It was a dreadful omen. As Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison sat down with Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng, hapless waiters accidentally dropped trays of champagne. Glasses clanged and smashed to […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — THE Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts for Cambodia (ECCC), an unusual and ambitious international legal body with a name to match, has occupied a compound on the dusty outskirts of the […]