Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Opposition party would import US school system to Cambodia

Opposition party would import US school system to Cambodia

Opposition party would import US school system to Cambodia


After more than one month overseas, Kem Sokha, deputy president of the newly formed Cambodian National Rescue Party, returned to the Kingdom yesterday after participating in the International Leaders Forum at the Democratic National Convention in the US.

Sokha said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had invited him to the forum, where he met with high-rank-ing US officials, and focused on the US education system, which he promised to import if elections fall in his favour.

“If Cambodian National Rescue Party wins elections to run the government, I will arrange the educational system of the US in Cambodia so that Khmer youth can receive a progressive, quality education to receive good jobs,” Kem Sokha said.

Senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker Cheam Yeap said that Sokha was being unreasonable, noting the disparity in the economic clout of the two countries.

To contact the report on this story: Meas Sokchea at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on