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Opposition leader Kem Sokha greets supporters during a CNRP campaign rally yesterday in Prey Veng province. FACEBOOK

A new section of road will be built on Phnom Penh’s Koh Dach if the Cambodian People’s Party wins the island commune at Sunday’s elections, an official told supporters yesterday, before introducing one local resident he said once hated the party but had been won over by the pledge. Speaking to more than 1,000 party faithful on the mostly rural island on the city’s outskirts, Chroy Changvar District Governor Khliang Huot said that if the CPP retains control of the commune, it would construct 5 kilometres of road and connect the area to the city water supply.

CNRP members receive summons

A monk is taken in for questioning by police officials during an opposition rally on Friday in Oddar Meanchey province. FACEBOOK

The fallout from a confrontation between rival political party rallies in Takeo province last week escalated over the weekend, with five opposition members, including a commune chief candidate, receiving a court summons over the incident in Koh Andet district’s Prey Khla commune. According to a letter issued by Takeo Provincial Prosecutor Tep Munin, Cambodia National Rescue Party candidate for Prey Khla commune Keo Eath, and opposition activists Sok Sang, Hem Korn, Chun Choeun and Morm Saroeun have been accused of defamation, incitement and insults.

Training centre to help locals climb ladder at garment firms

Garment workers make clothing at a factory in Kandal province in 2013.

The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training centre next month, providing courses aimed at upgrading the skills of Cambodian workers in a bid to replace the middle-management positions currently occupied predominantly by foreigners. The Cambodian Garment Training Institution (CGTI) was built with a $3 million loan from French development body Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Construction broke ground last September inside the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.

Alcohol sales, consumption banned for two days around commune vote

People drive past an advertisement for beer.

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive on Friday banning the sale and consumption of alcohol on June 3 and 4 to prevent unrest during commune elections. According to the directive, the ban is intended to ensure a smooth election process without violence, intimidation or threats. “The consumption of most types of alcohol can cause violence, traffic accidents, social problems, crimes and, in some cases, the loss of public order,” the statement reads. The directive, however, does not detail how the ban will be enforced or the punishment for any violations.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha greets supporters during a CNRP campaign rally yesterday in Prey Veng province. FACEBOOK

A new section of road will be built on Phnom Penh’s Koh Dach if the Cambodian People’s Party wins the island commune at Sunday’s elections, an offi

A monk is taken in for questioning by police officials during an opposition rally on Friday in Oddar Meanchey province. FACEBOOK

The fallout from a confrontation between rival political party rallies in Takeo province last week escalated over the weekend, with five opposition

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