The Cambodian leader addresses the public for the first time following an election setback.
He says the party grabbed at least 63 of the 123 National Assembly seats at stake in weekend polls.
It calls for an urgent probe on election irregularities.
The Cambodian People's Party's majority in parliament is sliced substantially, according to initial unofficial results.
Civil society and rights groups slam irregularities as parties hold final rallies.
Two last-minute appeals to run in the national election are rejected.
Cambodia's opposition chief makes a new appeal in his desperate bid to contest the elections.
The Cambodian opposition leader says he should not have to reregister in order to run in next week's polls.
The government says security personnel can campaign for Hun Sen on their own time.
The National Election Committee says it is bound by law to keep him off the ballot.
Cambodian opposition chief says election result will be disputed if he's denied participation in polls.
Sam Rainsy is mobbed by thousands of supporters on his return after a four-year self-imposed exile.
Violations of worker safety and child labor laws are hurting a key export earning sector.
But election and ruling party officials maintain he will not run in July polls.
The Cambodian opposition chief's party says he must be allowed to contest if polls are to be free and fair.
It cites party's proposal to increase the minimum wage for factory workers.
Prime Minister Hun Sen's government says the move is in the interest of 'peace.'
A newspaper has collected nearly US$2,000 from the public for information on Chhouk Bandith's whereabouts.
The government says the country has the right to decide its own future.
The government prods Sam Rainsy to write to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
A police spokesman says the opposition leader has to serve his sentences.
Sam Rainsy says he is aware of the 'risks' he faces on his return.
A rights group says Chhouk Bandith is in hiding in Mondulkiri a week after his sentencing.
A Cambodian opposition group seeks a case through the International Criminal Court.