Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy, Cambodia’s finance minister from 1993 to 1994, is the co-founder and acting leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

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South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all in the immediate vicinity of China, have, so far, been able to avert the mass spread of...

Taiwan Shows Rapid Response to Coronavirus As Hun Sen Plays Politics

There is probably not a national leader anywhere in the world who thinks his country’s people are stupid enough to believe that coronavirus spares...

Cambodia Is the Weakest Link in Global Fight Against Coronavirus

Early in 1984, the Vietnamese authorities who had occupied Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 decided that a wall had...

The Odious Trial of Kem Sokha in Cambodia

Exactly three years ago on 11 February 2017, I resigned as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the opposition party which just...

Malaysia’s Democratic Renewal Points the Way Ahead for Cambodia

Malaysia provides a lesson to countries in Asia and beyond about how seemingly timeless dominance of power can instantly disappear when the popular will...

China’s crackdown in Hong Kong Highlights Dangers Facing Cambodia

The violent crackdown against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong is a tragedy in its own right and a warning of the dangers that await...

Cambodia Entrapped by China’s New Silk Road Dominance

China's ambitions for world domination under the presidency of Xi Jinping are well known. In 2013 Xi Jinping, who aims at permanent power, unveiled his...

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved...

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