Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thousands raised for CNRP TV

Thousands raised for CNRP TV

The Cambodia National Rescue Party reportedly raised nearly $35,000 in one day of fundraising to finance what party chief Sam Rainsy affirmed over the weekend will be an objective TV station, which will deal with issues such as border disputes, corruption and land grabs.

Addressing a hundreds-strong crowd during a fundraiser at the CNRP’s headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Chak Angre Leu commune on Saturday, Rainsy declared the creation of Sun TV a turning point in the country’s political history.

“This is the first time in Cambodia’s history that an opposition party has had its own television station,” Rainsy said in a speech posted on his Facebook page, adding that the station “will show the true situation in Cambodia”.

Seemingly making good on his pledge, Rainsy went on to say that Sun TV, which is slated to go on air by year’s end, would not “twist the truth” about border spats with Vietnam, and that it would be non-corrupt.

Meanwhile, CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said yesterday that the party has already received more than $30,000 and more than 17 million riel ($4,100) after the first day of fundraising, but still needs to collect money for a studio and other materials.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.

Directors discuss the 'rebirth' of Cambodian cinema

"I believe that Cambodian people have creativity in their blood ... There will come a time where a Golden Age of cinema will come back."