Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CPP central committee meets in Phnom Penh

CPP central committee meets in Phnom Penh

Members of the ruling Cambodian People's Party take part in the opening of the CPP congress in Phnom Penh on January 30, 2015. AFP
Members of the ruling Cambodian People's Party take part in the opening of the CPP congress in Phnom Penh on January 30, 2015. AFP

CPP central committee meets in Phnom Penh

Amid a heated political atmosphere, members of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s powerful central committee met yesterday at the party’s headquarters, though a spokesman claimed the gathering was “routine”.

A large group of the more than 500 committee members – which included dozens of top-level military commanders – met at the building on Norodom Boulevard just after 8am.

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan characterised the meeting as routine, saying members went over the party’s six-month performance.

He denied the party discussed the case of Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Kem Sokha, who has been holed up at the party’s headquarters since an attempt by police to arrest him on May 26.

The CPP has been widely accused of driving a crackdown against its opponents – wielding the judiciary to bring a slew of legal cases against opposition members, human rights workers and critics.

MOST VIEWED

  • With herd immunity likely in 2022, is Cambodia ready to reopen for tourism?

    The government aims to inoculate 80 per cent of the target population by June next year, giving it a head start among regional peers to reboot the sector but first, it has to do a few things to up its game A sign on a glass

  • US wants 'full access' to Ream Naval Base

    On June 11, the US embassy's Defense Attaché Colonel Marcus M Ferrara visited Ream Nava Base in coordination with Cambodian officials following the recent approval of Prime minister Hun Sen to allay the concerns on Chinese military presence at the base as raised by US Deputy

  • Jab drive heading to 5 provinces

    The government is set to vaccinate more than 1.2 million people in five provinces after finishing with Phnom Penh and neighbouring Kandal in an ongoing campaign administered by the ministries of Health and National Defence. The five provinces are Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampong Cham

  • New immigration bill targets illegal foreigners in Kingdom

    General Department of Immigration (GDI) officials are discussing revisions to the new draft law on immigration to prevent foreigners from entering Cambodia illegally and to supervise those living in the Kingdom more effectively. The revisions draw wide support among civil society organisations. GDI director-general Kirth

  • School reopening can’t wait

    With the Covid-19 pandemic now well into its second year, safely reopening schools has become an urgent priority. School attendance is critical for children’s education and lifetime prospects. The long-term costs of closures – both for individual children and society – are simply too large to

  • Kingdom set to be a gold producer

    Cambodia will soon join the roster of gold producing countries after the government announced the commencement of commercial gold mining operations in the Okvau area in southwestern Mondulkiri province's Keo Seima district from June 21. Prime Minister Hun Sen on June 10 announced that after 14 years of