National Election Commission member Kassie Neou has reportedly been given assurances
by Prime Minister Hun Sen that his widely-touted imminent dismissal from the NEC
would in fact not occur. "...the government is in no position to take any chances
right now since none of the donor countries has committed any funds for the commune
elections so far" a donor source told the Post regarding Neou's reprieve. Neou
confirmed that he had met with the Prime Minister, but that their discussions had
not touched on the matter of his NEC position.