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Hun Sen’s 6-Hour Reform Promise Met With Yawns
Thursday, 26 September 2013 , Written by « By Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns »   
September 26, 2013

Residents of Phnom Penh on Wednesday expressed boredom and disbelief as Prime Minister Hun Sen passed his previous record-breaking five-hour speech on border demarcation last year with a more than six-hour-long monologue on government reforms he says are planned.

Evoking images of elaborate self-criticism sessions the world over—in which party members publicly admit their failings and commit to change for the sake of the party’s future—Mr. Hun Sen promised to turn a new leaf in the CPP’s method of governing after his party’s surprise losses in the July 28 election.
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Rainsy threatens general strike
Thursday, 26 September 2013 , Written by « Kevin Ponniah and Koam Chanrasmey »   
Wed, 25 September 2013

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has threatened to call for a nationwide general strike if the ruling party does not make concessions that would induce opposition lawmakers to take their seats in parliament.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Rainsy said the CNRP would not join the National Assembly until “guarantees” are made on a committee to investigate election irregularities and a comprehensive program of reforms.
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‘Old tactics’ worry UN rights envoy
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 , Written by « HENG CHIVOAN »   
Wed, 25 September 2013

Cambodia must choose between embracing change or forcibly cracking down on discontent and facing the consequences, UN human rights envoy to Cambodia Surya Subedi warned yesterday.

Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Subedi said that the return to “old tactics that violate basic rights” in recent days after weeks of restraint by authorities makes it clear that the Kingdom stands at a critical juncture.
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Kingdom no ‘banana republic’: government
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 , Written by « Sean Teehan »   
Wed, 25 September 2013

A strongly worded statement disseminated yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Ministry decried diplomats’ criticism of the July 28 national election, and asked them to stay out of the Kingdom’s internal affairs.

“[Cambodia] is indeed not a banana republic,” reads the statement written by ministry spokesman Koy Kuong. “Cambodia can never accept the arrogant behaviour of [an] ambassador from any foreign diplomatic mission, whatever the country he represents.”
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Rights groups call for release of ‘scapegoats’
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 , Written by « Chhay Channyda »   
Rights groups and the United Nations yesterday urged the Supreme Court to drop the case against two men widely believed to have been wrongfully convicted of the slaying of unionist Chea Vichea when it convenes this morning.

Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were re-arrested in December of last year after spending nearly four years out of prison on provisional release after the Appeal Court issued a shock verdict finding the pair guilty of the 2004 murder.
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