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Why Wasn’t CLP Printed on Some Ballots in Phnom Penh?

Just hours after the 2022 commune election, a photo showing a ballot printed only the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) was posted on social media. The claim over the photo implies the name of the opposition Candlelight Party was removed from the ballot – this means the CPP would win the election. After our investigation, […]

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Did CLP Win the 2022 Election in Preah Theath Commune?

After the end of the 2022 commune election, a viral claim on social media said Sok Sreynoun – a candidate of the Candlelight Party (CLP) in Tboung Khmoum province – had been elected as the new leader of Preah Theath commune. The claim had been widely shared, and many Khmer-speaking social media users had said […]

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A Book Digitally Entitled Hun Sen as Asia’s Youngest Dictatorship

As the Cambodian government led by Prime Minister Hun Sen has been criticized for its declining democracy and respect for human rights in the country for years, meanwhile a photo of books with a depiction of Cambodian PM, Hun Sen, placed on the book cover along with a title in Khmer or English meaning “Asia’s […]

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​About 80% of Voters Turned Out for the 2022 Commune Election 

A social media claim said on Sunday that about 50 percent of Cambodia’s total voters turned out for the 2022 commune election last Sunday. It has been reacted to with mixed comments and shared by Facebook users who are speaking Khmer. However, after checking the announcement and report confirmed by the National Election Committee (NEC), […]

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The Opposition Election Campaign Banner Harassed by Unidentified Person

As the 2022 commune election campaign is going on, a social user posted two pictures showing a leaflet of the Cambodian People’s Party being stuck over the logo of the Candle Light Party (CLP) printed on a banner.​ The social media user claimed that Sin Chanpovrozeth – the CLP’s candidate running for the election in […]

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Neak Loeung Bridge Holds the Position of Cambodia’s Longest Bridge for 7 years

​A photo depicting Neak Loeung Bridge or Tsubassa Bridge was posted on the Facebook page recently. It was attached with a claim stating that this bridge has been holding the position of the longest bridge in Cambodia for more than 25 years. This claim has been reacted with mixed comments and shared by many Facebook […]

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Old Images of Demonstrations Unrelated to Protests at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

As Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and leaders from the southeast Asian countries met U.S. President Joe Biden at the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C. last week, some people protested against the presence of those leaders at the meeting. Meanwhile, four photos showing groups of people staging protests against PM Hun Sen were posted […]

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