Kem Sokha says political divisions are holding the country back from attaining peace and progress.
Wang Wentian dismisses concerns over China-Cambodia ties leading to further democratic rollbacks.
An analyst and a media watchdog group warn that the money may have come from the national budget.
Hun Sen says self-exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy belongs behind bars.
Hun Sen pans journalists critical of regime, praises those in support, caught meddling in the affairs of CNC TV
The move follows a pledge by CNRP leader Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia to 'fight for democracy' in the country ruled by Hun Sen for 33 years.
Sam Rainsy had alleged that Prime Minister Hun Sen bribed a social media activist to attack his party.
A forthcoming documentary says thousands of acres of timber have been smuggled for sale in Vietnam.
Factions within the opposition party split on reactions to Sam Rainsy’s promise to go back.
The prime minister refuses to speak to an RFA reporter, accusing the international broadcaster of bias against him.
But observers say the premier is trying to divert attention from the negative impacts of the project.
Employees of the Jocam Footware Company, Ltd., who refuse to move to a new factory, are demanding US $300 each.
Ratt Roth Mony to request bail after being extradited and charged for helping produce sex trafficking documentary
Rath Rott Mony to be detained during investigation into his role in production of ‘My Mother Sold Me’
But critics say the move seeks to ease international pressure and won’t resolve the country’s political crisis.
Cambodian government says Rath Rott Mony was extradited back to Cambodia for ‘questioning.’
Cambodia accuses Rath Rott Mony of creating fake news, but his wife says he is being targeted for his activism.
But rights groups say the government does not uphold its international rights commitments.
Observers call the move an attempt to divide exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy and former party chief Kem Sokha, now detained in Cambodia.
The independent outlet will continue delivering content online from outside the country.
Observers doubt sincerity of promises to relax restrictions on media and politics, calling them ploys to avoid threatened trade sanctions.
Experts say the proposal is meant to avoid international sanctions and does not go far enough.