86 out of 87 lawmakers from the ruling Cambodian People's Party voted
to support the appointment of former army commander-in-chief Ke Kim Yan
and nine government officials to new posts Thursday at an extraordinary
session of the National Assembly.
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who
presided over the session, said the new officials, some of whom were
opposition defectors, would take on government responsibilities
straight away. The 26 Sam Rainsy Party lawmakers were not present for