Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rescue Party denied from Election Committee reshuffle

Rescue Party denied from Election Committee reshuffle

Rescue Party denied from Election Committee reshuffle

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request from the newly formed opposition Cam­­bodian National Rescue Party for a change in the com­position of the National Elec­tion Committee.

A letter signed by Sar Kheng of Mini­s­ter of Interior last Friday ob­­tained by the Post yesterday responded to the Cambodian National Rescue Party repre­sentatives’ request that the NEC and lower-level election commissions switch their membership to include all political parties.

Opposition Sam Rainsy Party acting pres­ident Kong Korm and Human Rights Party spokesman Pol Ham yesterday maintained that the NEC’s current com­position is not neutral.

To contact the reporter on this story: Meas Sokchea at [email protected]

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • 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