• Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:37
    Cambodian strongman Hun Sen defends promoting sons
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at critics Thursday for questioning high-level appointments bestowed on the strongman's children, denying that the promotions were part of a strategy to "strengthen power".
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 01:00
    Leader of free world Obama didn’t kowtow to strongman Hun Sen 
    Re: “Did the ‘liberal world order’ ever exist?”, Have Your Say, October 26.
    your say
  • Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:55
    Sri Lanka plunges into crisis as president sacks PM
    President Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka's controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country's new prime minister Friday, in a shock move that plunged the island into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Vietnam's party chief Nguyen Phu Trong sworn in as the new President
    Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday elected as president Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:57
    Maldives opposition leader wins presidential poll
    Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election, results showed Monday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman's favour.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:01
    Cambodia opposition leader released from jail: lawyer
    Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha was released from jail early Monday a year after he was detained on treason charges, his lawyer said, as the country's strongman ruler loosens his grip on opponents after sweeping one-sided elections.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cambodia’s strongman is freeing his political prisoners. Why?
    Activists and human rights campaigners in Cambodia have had a lot to celebrate in the past two weeks.
    opinion
  • Sun, 26 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cambodia king pardons jailed opposition lawmaker
    An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday, the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:58
     EU says Cambodia vote 'lacks credibility'
    Brussels - The European Union on Monday said elections in Cambodia that handed strongman Hun Sen full control of parliament lacked credibility and did not reflect the will of the people. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:00
    Hun Sen: Shape-shifting strongman succeeds again
    Cambodian leader Hun Sen has outlasted the murderous Khmer Rouge, sidelined the monarchy and crushed his opponents in a 33-year rule defined by patronage, political agility and repression.
    opinion
  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018 10:05
    Hun Sen: Cambodia's shape-shifting strongman leader
    Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen has outlasted the murderous Khmer Rouge, sidelined the monarchy and crushed his opponents in a 33-year rule defined by patronage, political agility and repression and set to be prolonged by Sunday's election.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018 09:51
    Cambodians start voting in poll decried as sham without opposition
    Phnom Penh - Cambodia went to the polls early Sunday in an election set to extend strongman premier Hun Sen's 33 years in power after the only credible opposition was dissolved, effectively turning the country into a one-party state.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 01:00
    Hun Sen heading for landslide after opposition collapses 
    Resistance in Cambodia shrivels as strongman’s network branches out
    opinion
  • Sun, 08 Jul 2018 01:00
    Cambodia kicks off campaign for controversial election
    Phnom Penh - Cambodian political parties on Saturday kicked off a three-week-long campaign for a controversial general election later this month, which strongman Hun Sen is poised to sweep after the main opposition were disbanded and their senior members driven into self-exile.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:58
    Cambodia strongman delights as orangutans dance and kickbox
    Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen took a brief break from electioneering on Saturday to watch orangutans roller skate, kickbox and dance provocatively as he opened the first major zoo in the capital.
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