Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kem Sokha wants to boot out old officials

Kem Sokha wants to boot out old officials

Kem Sokha wants to boot out old officials

Opposition deputy leader and parliamentary first vice president Kem Sokha promised on Saturday to use his party’s status in parliament to summons and vote out long-serving corrupt government ministers with the help of the ruling party.

Speaking to Cambodia National Rescue Party district and commune councillors in Siem Reap town, Sokha said that his party already had sufficient numbers to summons ministers, and if it secured the cooperation of seven Cambodian People’s Party lawmakers, it would have the amount needed to vote for corrupt ministers to be shuffled out of their positions.

“I know clearly that some lawmakers of the [CPP] are bored seeing the same old ministers’ faces too,” he added, without naming anyone.

CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun declined to comment, but political analyst Kem Ley said that while the plan might be popular, it was unlikely to succeed unless the president of National Assembly or Hun Sen himself agreed.


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all