Two more minor parties have come forward saying they will take up National Assembly seats that will be dished out if the Cambodia National Rescue Party is dissolved, amid accusations from other dissenting parties that accepting the seats makes them complicit in undermining the country’s democracy. The Cambodian Nationality Party (CNP) and the Khmer Economic Development Party (KEDP) – which between them won less than 1 percent of the popular vote but are now likely to occupy three parliamentary seats – confirmed they would accept the positions after the government swiftly passed laws on Monday allowing the redistribution of CNRP seats to minor parties.
Cambodia’s permanent mission to the United Nations has rebutted international criticism regarding the government’s mounting steps to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, claiming the condemnation was based on misinformation and biased. The National Assembly this week approved amendments to four election laws that would distribute National Assembly seats currently belonging to the CNRP to other minor parties – and its local commune chief seats entirely to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party – should the party be dissolved. The mission’s statement, published Monday evening, alleges that the UN’s Office ...
Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday portrayed his forces as prepared for a David-and-Goliath-style showdown with the US, which he blamed for sowing unrest around the world, and whose purported “colour revolution” in the Kingdom he vowed to quash. The comments doubled down on the ongoing government broadside against the US for allegedly helping opposition leader Kem Sokha attempt to topple the government – an accusation seemingly based on a 2013 video in which Sokha describes receiving advice from the US, and for which the CNRP president is currently jailed on widely condemned charges of “treason”.
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) yesterday said it would receive around $222,000 to provide pro bono services to poorer defendants in 2018, though many members said the influx of cash – while an increase – was still not enough to defend the thousands of clients bar members are charged with representing each year. The announcement came from Soun Visal, the association’s president, at the body’s 22nd annual congress, with the BAKC head saying the government-allocated pro bono budget had been increased from $148,000 and as many as 200 lawyers were signed up to provide such services. According to Visal, the BAKC had represented clients ...
Cambodia National Rescue Party supporters gathered outside the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh early this morning in support of imprisoned party leader Kem Sokha.
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People gathered at the CNRP headquarters on Sunday morning, awaiting news on opposition leader, Kem Sokha.
For decades Cambodia has had one of the most open media environments in the region. But uncertainty is looming over the future of free speech in the Kingdom.
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A fire at a computer shop in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district killed four people late Monday night, according to local authorities.Chheang Panara, deputy municipal police chief, said that an electrical malfunction sparked the fire in Sra
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Young pros and elite amateurs aspiring to take their golf careers to the next level hit the fairways of Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap today for the opening round of the Ladies European Tour Q-School event being staged in Cambodia for t
It’s unwise to leave your baby inside a locked car, but as one capital man learned on Monday it’s a good place to lock a thief.
Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake has been the lifeblood of millions of people for centuries.