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Hun Sen is a Cambodian politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia since 1985, the longest-serving head of government of Cambodia, and one of the longest-serving leaders in the world. He is also the president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and a member of the National Assembly for Kandal. His full honorary title is Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. Born Hun Bunal, he changed his name to Hun Sen in 1972, two years after joining the Khmer Rouge. From 1979 to 1986 and again from 1987 to 1990, he served as Cambodia's foreign minister. At age 26, he was also the world's youngest foreign minister.
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Cambodia PM orders casinos shut down as coronavirus cases climbCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered all casinos to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
U.S. decries 'fabricated conspiracy theories' in Cambodia treason trialThe United States ambassador to Cambodia said on Thursday that he is troubled by "fabricated conspiracy theories" at the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is accused of plotting..
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Cambodia PM says country 'will not bow down' a day before EU trade decisionCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was defiant on Tuesday, a day before the European Union is to decide whether to end the country's special trade preferences over human rights concerns, saying the..
Cambodian opposition leader urges court to drop treason chargesCambodia's opposition leader renewed a call to have treason charges against him dropped on Thursday, saying there was no evidence to prove that he had tried to overthrow the government of Prime..
China says Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to visit ChinaChina's Foreign Ministry said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen would visit China on Wednesday.
Cambodian PM says he will visit students in China's Wuhan for moral supportCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday he will visit Cambodian students in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus, to give them moral support following..
Cambodian opposition leader admits U.S. funding, denies overthrow plotCambodia's opposition leader admitted in a 2013 video clip played in court on Wednesday to receiving funding and advice from unspecified Americans but denied trying to overthrow the government of..
Cambodia begins treason trial of opposition leader as criticism mountsA Cambodian court convened on Wednesday to begin the trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha on charges of treason in a case that has drawn condemnation from rights groups as a move by longtime..
Cambodia building collapse death toll hits 36 as rescue called offKEP (CAMBODIA): The search for victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia drew to a close Sunday with the final death toll at 36 — the latest tragedy in a string of deadly..
Cambodia PM dismisses EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will limit impactCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges with the Southeast Asian country over human rights, saying Britain's exit..
U.S. imposes sanctions on Cambodian PM's associates over alleged corruptionThe U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.
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In reversal, Cambodia's Hun Sen offers U.S. new 'bond of friendship'Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once..
Trump urges Cambodia to return to 'democratic path' after crackdownU.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's..
Cambodia to free more than 70 opposition activists on bailCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 opposition activists arrested in recent weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, he said on Thursday...
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Cambodian opposition veteran meets Malaysian MPs in democracy pushCambodia's self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy met Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday in a push to rally support in Southeast Asia against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen just as the European Union..
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Cambodian opposition veteran lands in Malaysia saying 'Keep up the hope'Cambodian opposition veteran Sam Rainsy flew into Malaysia on Saturday after promising to return home from self-imposed exile to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy boards plane in ParisSelf-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
U.S. concerned at Cambodia crackdown as neighbor's' cooperation decriedThe United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad..
Cambodia opposition leader barred from flight homeSam Rainsy wants to return to fight Prime Minister Hun Sen - who he says is is "a brutal dictator".
Cambodia deploys troops ahead of opposition leaders' planned returnCambodia has deployed troops along its borders and held live fire exercises ahead of the planned return of leaders of the banned main opposition party in a move Prime Minister Hun Sen has labeled as a..
Special Report: Khmer Riche - How relatives and allies of Cambodia's leader amassed wealth overseasCambodia's long-ruling prime minister, Hun Sen, had gathered athletes at his imposing office for a televised pep talk. "I don't want to mention politics," he began quietly.
Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French courtA French lawyer for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says the Southeast Asian leader has filed a defamation lawsuit against his longtime political enemy, Sam Rainsy. Luc Brossollet confirmed by ......
Cambodia says to increase arms purchases from ChinaCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that an additional $40 million would be spent on weapons from China to modernize the Southeast Asian country's military
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