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Grassroots Democracy Party members vote on internal issues prior to the vote on whether to contest July’s election.

‘Middle way’, outside shot: GDP members see victory in July election as a possibility

Publication date 07 May 2018 | 06:53 | ICT

Ever since the dissolution of the main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the progressive Grassroots Democracy Party has found itself between a rock and a hard place.



  • Attendees of World Khmer Conference, including Ear Sophal, Preap Kol and Meas Nee, pose for a photograph in Melbourne on Sunday. Photo supplied

    CPP spokesman tells ‘critics’ to form party

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 06:58 | ICT

    Ruling party spokesman Sok Eysan urged government “critics” attending a conference in Australia this week to form their own political party and compete in the upcoming July elections.

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with Kentaro Sonoura, adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Friday. He is set to meet Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week. Facebook

    Hun Sen says Cambodia won’t discuss CNRP with Japan

    Publication date 28 March 2018 | 06:40 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that a meeting with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week would not include discussions of the dissolved CNRP, affirming his commitment to holding this year’s elections while re

  • Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha pictured at the Appeal Court last month for a bail hearing over his detention on charges of "treason". He is expected to appear again at the Appeal Court on Tuesday. Fresh News

    Kem Sokha to appear Tuesday at Appeal Court in Phnom Penh

    Publication date 26 March 2018 | 15:47 | ICT

    Jailed former opposition leader Kem Sokha will be brought to the Appeal Court on Tuesday to challenge a decision made in early March

  • Kentaro Sonoura, adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meets with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday about the possibility of opening negotiations with the dissolved CNRP. Facebook

    Japan pushes CNRP dialogue

    Publication date 26 March 2018 | 06:35 | ICT

    An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested initiating negotiations between the government and the now-dissolved opposition in a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, an official said, a suggestion welcomed b

  • Defence Minister Tea Banh meets Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week in Bangkok, where both countries agreed to exchange political refugees with the intent of creating "chaos and incitement". Facebook

    RCAF ‘observing’ in Thailand, with photos showing army-plated vehicles in Bangkok

    Publication date 26 March 2018 | 06:29 | ICT

    Days after Cambodian and Thai officials reportedly agreed on closer coordination over “foreign fugitives”, opposition party members who have fled the country for Thailand have provided evidence of Cambodian military vehicles station

  • The Kem Ley Party has changed its name to Khmer United Party to comply with controversial laws rushed through parliament last year. Facebook

    Kem Ley Party changes name to Khmer United Party

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 13:07 | ICT

    The newly minted Kem Ley Party founded by the slain political activist’s brother has changed its name to the Khmer United Party.

  • Officials on Wednesday attend the release of Interior Ministry’s annual report, which vowed to continue the crackdown on so-called ‘colour revolution’ ahead of the July elections.

    After Australia protests, Hun Sen vows no more pardons for CNRP

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 17:49 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a scathing critique of his political opposition on Wednesday, conflating them with fiery protesters in Australia and doubling down on his vow to keep politically sensitive prisoners behind bars.

  • Deputy chief of the National Police Dy Vichea, who is also Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son-in-law, attends a meeting for the Ministry of Interior’s annual report on Wednesday.

    Interior Ministry pledges to continue crackdown on dissent

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 08:05 | ICT

    The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday pledged to continue the government’s crackdown on dissent and the political opposition, vowing to maintain internal security and prevent the “tricks” of unfriendly groups ahead of the July elect

  • Ex-opposition leader and Cambodia National Rescue Party President Sam Rainsy (second left) is seen with other founding members of the movement in January. Facebook

    Rainsy’s CNRM hires US-based PR firm

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:08 | ICT

    The Cambodia National Rescue Movement has hired a US-based public relations firm to help with their “campaign” to resurrect democracy in Cambodia, documents show.

  • National Assembly President Heng Samrin inaugurates a pagoda in Tbong  Khmum on Sunday, calling on voters to turn out for the national elections slated for July 28. National Assembly

    Senior CPP members urging citizens to vote in coming elections

    Publication date 20 March 2018 | 06:52 | ICT

    Four months out from the July elections, senior Cambodian People’s Party officials at home and abroad have called on people to exercise their vote in July – even if they don’t vote for the CPP – amid predictions of low turnout and w