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Cambodian People's Party sweeps Senate elections

Publication date 25 February 2018 | 19:40 | ICT

The Cambodian People’s Party has swept all 58 seats up for grabs in today’s Senate elections, the National Election Committee has confirmed.



  • Senate polls open across country as NEC head defends election legitimacy

    Publication date 25 February 2018 | 12:22 | ICT

    A four-way contest to capture seats in Cambodia’s Senate kicked off this morning, with commune councillors and National Assembly members across the country voting in what is expected to be a clean sweep at the polls for the ruling C

  • A map marking the area of Cambodia’s first marine national park from a February 8 sub-decree signed by the Prime Minister establishing the park. Photo supplied

    Officials seek assistance in planning for marine park

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:46 | ICT

    Environmental officials confirmed yesterday that they are seeking the assistance of conservation NGO Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in drafting a management plan for the

  • Interior Minister Sar Kheng defends a proposed pay-to-stay luxury prison scheme for wealthy inmates at the ministry’s annual finance meeting yesterday.

    Kheng defends plans for new luxury prisons for inmates who can pay up

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:46 | ICT

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng defended plans to create “pay-to-stay” luxury prisons yesterday, claiming the schem

  • Around 70 workers stand outside the offices of Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet in Phnom Penh earlier this week demanding the release of the four jailed unionists. National Police

    Unionists questioned after ‘illegal protests’

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:46 | ICT

    Four unionists from the Cosmo Textile garment factory in Kandal province accused of starting an illegal protest were questioned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, but their lawyer said the interrogation was not in line wit

  • Some 20 villagers in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Srouch district on Wednesday erupted in protest, burning timber and trying to set a Forestry Administration truck on fire, as forces tried to confiscate illegal wood. Photo supplied

    Kampong Speu villagers burn seized load of timber

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:47 | ICT

    Forestry Administration officials and local police on Wednesday intercepted a load of illegal timber in Kampong Speu, but only managed to seize two of the 10 first-grade logs after villagers began to burn the timber – and attempted

  • Environment Minister Say Sam Al earlier this week meets with Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander Pol Saroeun. Facebook

    Army, Ministry of Environment agree to cooperate

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:47 | ICT

    Environment Minster Say Sam Al and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander Pol Saroeun announced three new points of cooperation following a meeting earlier this week, Saroeun announced on his official Facebook page.

  • A container carrying the contents of a traditional tree root medicine, designed to treat asthma, that is believed to have poisoned two people, killing one, on February 14. Photo supplied

    Healer charged for unintentional killing

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:47 | ICT

    A traditional healer from Kampot was charged with unintentional murder late Wednesday, after one of his asthma remedies allegedly killed one man and hospitalised another.

  • Mourners surround a vehicle carrying the body of slain political commentator Kem Ley during his funeral in July 2016.

    Kem Ley foundation registered

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:46 | ICT

    The Ministry of Interior has officially registered a newly created “Kem Ley Foundation Association” after months of processing the application.

  • The facade of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Licadho

    In Cambodia’s courts, it’s a man’s world – with the effects felt by female employees and victims alike

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:44 | ICT

    The number of women in the Cambodian judicial system remains stubbornly low, new statistics compiled by the Cambodian National Council for Women show, with the detrimental effects of that imbalance felt throughout the court system.

  • Cambodian-Australian protesters burn an effigy bearing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s face on a beach yesterday, a day after he warned protesters he would follow them home and beat them if they did so on an upcoming trip. Facebook

    Cambodian-American protesters burn effigy of Hun Sen

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 06:45 | ICT

    A day after Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said he would “beat” any would-be protesters who dared to burn