A riot broke out yesterday in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey commune, one of Phnom Penh’s poorest districts. Currently most news stations have not report on the cause of the riot, but have still managed to hint at state oppression. The ABC News reported hinted it could be in relation to police beating up a monk. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Cambodian elections to be held at the end of July have already managed to cause heated controversy, long before Cambodians take to the polls. In the run up to the elections Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to ban foreign radio programs, until he backtracked after pressure for the US government and Western media, while self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia to stand for elections after being pardoned by the king. On the other hand the US government has threatened to stop AID to Cambodia if the elections are unfair.