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Cambodia's timeline

  • more 2012

    Cambodia and Thailand withdraw their troops from a disputed border area near the Preah Vihear temple in line with a ruling by the International Court of Justice which aims to halt outbreaks of armed conflict in recent years.When Norodom was 89 he died. Government approves the controversial Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam project on a tributary of the Mekong.
  • 1991

    A peace agreement is signed in Paris. Also a UN transitional authority shares power temporarily with representatives. Sihanouk becomes head of state.
  • 1993

    A three-party coalition is formed with Funcinpec's Prince Norodom as prime minister and Hun Sen as deputy prime minister. The monarchy is restored, Sihanouk becomes king again. The country is re-named the Kingdom of Cambodia. The government-in-exile loses its seat at the UN.
  • 1994

    The UN had withdrawn there last troops and advisers. In March the Internatiol Community promised Cmabodia millions of dollars. But hopes were soon gone, hostilities between the Cambodian Army and the Khmer Rouge continued. Both sides were accused by human rights groups of having carried out indiscriminate assassinations, kidnappings, and extortion.
  • 1995

    Cambodia's unstable coalition government showed increased intolerance for dissent. Gross domestic product growth of around 7 percent was forecast. Six pamphleteers were arrested in Phnom Penh for accusing the government of being corrupt and antidemocratic; they were freed in September. Drug trafficking was a major corrupting and disruptive influence.
  • 1996

    Deputy leader of Khmer Rouge Ieng Sary forms a new party and is granted amnesty by Sihanouk. In April, Ranariddh visited France with his father, King Norodom Sihanouk, and met with exiled Princes Chakrapong. Hun Sen announced that he would use military force to prevent any attempt to dissolve the government, this caused alarm in Phnom Penh. Ranariddh told reporters that violence against Funcinpec was escalating
  • 1997

    In a coup after heavy fighting in and around the capital, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen took control of Cambodia. He sent Pol Pot to trial. Hun Sen sent to arrest Ranariddh, who had left the country the previous day. There was a two day battle that killed over 100 people, 800 arrested, and then 61 executed. Pol Pot was told he was responsible for the massacre of over a million Cambodians. He was sent to imprisonement and killed in June.
  • 1998

    Evidence of previously unknown prehistoric mounds and temple ruins have been found at the ancient city of Ângkôr. During its zenith in the 13th century, it was a vast complex containing some 1000 temples.
  • 1998

    opposition leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh agreed on November 13, 1998, to participate in a coalition government led by Prime Minister Hun Sen after more than 3 monthsof Hut Sens election. Under the agreement Ranariddh will become president of the National Assembly.
  • 1999

    The main political parties began to work together in the newly formed coalition government. Donors resumed aid programs disrupted after the 1997 coup. Although Cambodia continues to face substantial democratic and developemental challenges, 1999 marked the end of three decades of civil conflict.
  • 2001

    A law brought charges against Khmer Rouge. International donors pledge $560 million in aid. (CFF) members convicted of 2000 attack in Phnom Penh. Group pledges to continue campaign to overthrow Hun Sen. The first bridge across the Mekong river opens.
  • 2002

    ruling Cambodian People's Party wins in all but 23 out of 1,620 communes. Ranariddh's half-brother Prince Norodom Chakrapong sets up his own Norodom Chakrapong Khmer Soul Party.
  • 2003

    Serious diplomatic upset with Thailand over comments attributed to a Thai TV star that the Angkor Wat temple complex was stolen from Thailand. Angry crowds attack the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh. Although Hun Sen fails to secure sufficient majority to govern alone he did win the general elections.
  • 2004

    After nearly a year of political deadlock, Hun Sen is re-elected after CPP strikes a deal with the royalist Funcinpec party. Parliament ratifies kingdom's entry into World Trade Organisation. King Sihanouk abdicates and is succeeded by his son Norodom Sihamoni.
  • 2005

    Opposition leader Rainsy goes abroad after parliament strips him of immunity from prosecution, leaving him open to defamation charges brought by the ruling coalition. Rainsy is convicted in absentia of defaming Hun Sen and is sentenced to eighteen months in prison.
  • 2006

    Rainsy receives a royal pardon and returns home. In May Parliament votes to abolish prison terms for defamation. In July Ta Mok, one of the top leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, dies aged 80. Funcinpec party drops Prince Norodom as Ranariddh its leader.
  • 2007

    Ranariddh denies to go to prison for eighteen months because he sold the Funcinpec party's headquarters. UN-backed tribunals begin questioning Khmer Rouge suspects about allegations of genocide. In September Nuon Chea - "Brother Number Two" - is arrested and charged with crimes against humanity, who is one of surviving Khmer Rouges member.
  • 2008

    The CPP consolidated legislative control with a decisive election victory in 2008. Four contributing factors are identified: CPP control of local authorities who can deliver the vote, it's marginalization of the opposition, the mass patronage, and exploitation of a border dispute with Thailand.
  • 2009

    Former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing goes to trial on charges of presiding over the murder and torture of thousands of people as head of the notorious Tuol Sleng prison camp.Parliament again strips opposition leader Sam Rainsy of immunity. He is charged but fails to appear in court. Another row with Thailand, after Cambodia refuses to extradite ex-Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and appoints him as an economic adviser instead.
  • 2010

    Comrade is found guilty of crimes against humanity and is given thirty five-year prison sentence. Diplomatic ties with Thailand resumed after Cambodian government announces resignation of Thaksin Shinawatra. Exiled opposition leader Rainsy is sentenced in absentia for ten years in jail after being found guilty of manipulating a map to suggest Cambodia is losing land to Vietnam.
  • 2011

    Tensions rise as Cambodia charges two Thai citizens with spying after they were arrested for crossing the disputed border. Respective forces exchange fire across the border. Hun Sen calls for UN peacekeepers.Three most senior surviving Khmer Rouge members, including the leader, Nuon Chea, go on trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Cambodia and Thailand agree to withdraw troops from disputed area.
  • 2012

    Duch loses appeal against conviction at UN-backed tribunal and has sentence increased to life. A second judge quits the tribunal. Swiss Judge Laurent Kaspersays says counterpart had thwarted attempts to investigate some former members of the Khmer Rouge regime.
  • more 2012

    Outspoken environmental activist Chut is shot dead in a confrontation with police while traveling in a threatened forest region in the south. The government suspends the granting of land for development by private companies in a bid to curb evictions and illegal logging.
  • 2014

    A few years later mass protests in Phnom Penh over contested election results come. Parliament approves new five-year term for Hun Sen. Opposition boycotts are opening for parliament. Riot police clear a two-week opposition protest camp held in Phnom Penh as part of a long-running campaign launched against the government after the disputed 2013 election.
  • Part 2-2014

    More than 150,000 Cambodian workers return home from neighboring Thailand after rumors circulate that the new military junta there will crack down on illegal migrants. Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party agrees to end its year-long boycott of parliament as part of an agreement with Prime Minister Hun Sen to break the deadlock over the disputed 2013 parliamentary election.
  • Part 3-2014

    A UN-backed court in Cambodia sentences two senior Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison for their role in the terror that swept the country in the 1970s. The two, second-in-command Chea, and the former head of state Khieu Samphan, are the first top Khmer Rouge figures to be jailed.
  • Cites

    "Cambodia Timeline." BBC News. N.p., 29 Jan. 2015. Web. 03 May 2016. "Cambodia: 1994." Cambodia: 1994. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2016. Hughes, Caroline. "Cambodia in 2008." Consolidation in the Midst of Crisis. Caroline Hughes, Jan.-Feb. 2009. Web. 5 May 2016.