Eight days after the crackdown on garment factory workers and opposition rallies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia seems normal this weekend. The national television continues its regular programs showing Thai and Korean soap operas, karaoke videos and news about curious things in the West like the polar freezing in US or "national news" like the January 7's Liberation Day Anniversary. The crackdown gets some mentions on TV, such as to announce that factories are filing cases in court against trade unions for "incitement to strike, damage to property and assets"....
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-serving prime minister said Wednesday that his party was willing to talk with the opposition to resolve complaints that last weekend’s general election was unfair. The gesture, from a leader not usually given to compromise, represents an acknowledgement that his opponents’ strong showing in the polls could threaten his...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition appeared to make significant gains in parliament in Sunday’s general election, while the ruling party claimed a victory that would deliver another mandate for long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen. Khieu Kanharith, a spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, said on his Facebook page that his party won...
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda was again in his element when he immediately castigated the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its political umbrella, the National Democratic Front (NDF), for terminating a ceasefire that was supposed to end on January 15. Lacierda can only be lying, or being unforgivably ignorant, in conveniently blaming the CPP...
Part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here. Vacuum in the cities While the communist movement continues to make inroads in the countryside, its cadres have, up to the present, never come close to approximating the strength of its 1980s united front and open mass movement networks. Many were alienated by the divisive...
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