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Members of the National Election Committee meet with representatives of Japan, the United States and the European Union last month in Phnom Penh.

Election body responds to EU funding cut

Publication date 14 December 2017 | 19:16 | ICT

The National Election Committee’s newly minted press reaction team responded yesterday to the European Union’s

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  • Prime Minister Hun Sen passes out envelopes to a gathering of garment workers yesterday, telling the crowd he had no need of international approval for upcoming elections.

    Hun Sen brushes off end of EU election support

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 06:55 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday dismissed the European Union’s decision to pull support from the National Election Committee, saying that “liberal, multiparty democracy will not become the hostage of anyone”.

  • US Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy (left) discusses the possibility of further responses to the recent crackdown on the opposition yesterday in Phnom Penh.

    US says more sanctions on table in response to political crackdown

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 06:52 | ICT

    Visiting US State Department official W Patrick Murphy yesterday warned that further punitive action could be forthcoming in response to the government’s recent crackdown on the main opposition, while repeatedly pointing to the US’s

  • Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong addresses a gathering of monks yesterday, urging them to vote for the CPP.

    CPP-linked monastic leader tells Cambodia’s monks to vote for ruling party

    Publication date 13 December 2017 | 18:08 | ICT

    Cambodia’s top monastic leader, Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong, urged the nation’s monks yesterday to vote for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, explaining that the outcome of the 2018 national election has been “arranged already”.

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen salutes an honour guard as he arrives at at an event yesterday in Phnom Penh.

    Hun Sen says military neutrality ‘doesn’t extend to Rainsy’

    Publication date 13 December 2017 | 06:50 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded former opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday that the military’s neutrality does not apply to alleged traitors attempting to topple the government.

  • Members of the National Election Committee meet with representatives of Japan, the United States and the European Union last month in Phnom Penh.

    EU pulls NEC support, saying elections ‘cannot be seen as legitimate’ after CNRP dissolution

    Publication date 13 December 2017 | 06:44 | ICT

    The European Union announced yesterday that it is suspending all support for Cambodia’s National Election Committee, calling credible elections impossible in light of the government’s dissolution of the ruling party’s only legitimat

  • Beehive Social Democratic Party President Houn Panary speaks at a party meeting earlier this year in Phnom Penh.

    Beehive party to elect new president after resignation

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 19:01 | ICT

    The Beehive Social Democratic Party will convene next week to pick its third president in four months after party leader Houn Phannary resigned due to “personal reasons”.

  • Members of the National Election Committee meet with representatives of Japan, the US and the European Union last month in Phnom Penh.

    Breaking: European Union suspends Cambodian election support

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 14:47 | ICT

    The European Union announced today that it is suspending all support for Cambodia’s National Election Committee, calling credible elections impossible in the current climate.

  • UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Friday.

    UN Special Rapporteur visit failed to get green light from government

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 08:00 | ICT

    Amid a political crackdown, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Cambodia Rhona Smith called for an end yesterday to pressure on civil society and for the restoration of multiparty democracy, while her assistant revealed that S

  • O’Chrou District Governor San Seanhou, seen speaking at an event, was promoted to Poipet town governor yesterday.

    District official given top job in Poipet town

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 06:54 | ICT

    O’Chrou District Governor San Seanhou was promoted to Poipet town governor yesterday, replacing Ngor Mengchruon, who himself was promoted to deputy provincial governor of Banteay Meanchey.

  • Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) supporters gather for a party meeting in Phnom Penh in 2015

    Former party of Kem Ley to run nationwide in 2018

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 06:40 | ICT

    The Grassroots Democracy Party, co-founded by slain political analyst Kem Ley, has announced it will compete in the national elections next year in all provinces, though analysts yesterday doubted that it would be able to mount a se