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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.



  • Prime Minister Hun Sen shows his inked finger after voting in Sunday’s Senate election, which was swept by his ruling Cambodian People’s Party. Facebook

    CPP spokesman touts one-party rule, points to China’s example

    Publication date 27 February 2018 | 07:01 | ICT

    Fresh off a clean sweep in the Senate elections on Sunday, a ruling party spokesman and newly elected senator yesterday espoused the benefits of one-party rule in Cambodia, pointing to the example of chief patron China while glossin

  • Candlelight Party member Teav Vannol speaks to reporters yesterday at the former CNRP headquarters, where a congress was held to amend its bylaws.

    Candlelight Party amends rules to allow easy dissolution

    Publication date 27 February 2018 | 07:54 | ICT

    The Candlelight Party yesterday met to amend its bylaws to allow it to dissolve the party with a simple majority vote, while reiterating that it will boycott July’s elections.

  • Grassroots Democratic Party members from Phnom Penh attend a primary-style event to select the party’s National Assembly candidates.

    GDP’s new party model a boon, burden

    Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:14 | ICT

    Before a crowd of about 70 of his peers on Saturday, Khath Sothy walked up to the podium and started to list his resume.

  • CPP claims all 58 seats up for grabs in Senate

    Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:07 | ICT

    Absent any legitimate competition, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 elected seats in Sunday’s Senate elections, giving it near-absolute control in the upper house of parliament, according to preliminary results.

  • Kem Rithisith (third left, yellow shirt) has announced the formation of a political party bearing the name of his brother, the slain political analyst Kem Ley. Fresh News

    Kem Ley’s brother sets up political party in analyst’s name

    Publication date 26 February 2018 | 07:51 | ICT

    Slain political commentator Kem Ley’s brother over the weekend announced the creation of a new political party called Kem Ley Party, a move that was quickly denounced by Ley’s widow, Bou Rachana.

  • Cambodian People's Party sweeps Senate elections

    Publication date 25 February 2018 | 19:40 | ICT

    The Cambodian People’s Party has swept all 58 seats up for grabs in today’s Senate elections, the National Election Committee has confirmed.

  • The Reichstag, which houses the lower house of the Germain parliament, in Berlin. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently disclosed to parliament measures taken in response to Cambodia’s crackdown on the opposition. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP

    Germany puts pressure on Cambodia, ending preferential visa treatment for Hun family and high-ranking officials

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 07:36 | ICT

    In a response to a parliamentary inquiry, the German government on Wednesday laid out a number of measures it has quietly taken over recent months to pressure the Cambodian government following its crackdown on media outlets, NGOs a

  • Ten diktats from Prime Minister Hun Sen were read to the CPP working group for Kampong Thom’s Banteay Stoung commune on Saturday, outlining measures to prevent so-called ‘colour revolutions’ or ‘terrorist movements’. Facebook

    CPP issues local-level diktats

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 09:13 | ICT

    Ruling Cambodian People’s Party working groups are being handed a list of 10 diktats from Prime Minister Hun Sen, bringing the party’s recent vows to increase surveillance and restrict dissent to the local level.

  • Funcinpec leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh speaks at a party congress in September.

    Fired Funcinpec officials argue with leadership

    Publication date 16 February 2018 | 12:20 | ICT

    A group of dismissed Funcinpec officials has exchanged barbs with party leadership after filing a lawsuit for their reinstatement earlier this month, stating yesterday that if party leader Prince Norodom Ranarridh does not change ta

  •  Prime Minister Hun Sen, Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Defence Minister Tea Banh (L-R, front row) join lawmakers to vote on controversial constitutional amendments at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh this morning.

    National Assembly passes lèse majesté law, limits to freedom of association

    Publication date 14 February 2018 | 12:29 | ICT

    The National Assembly unanimously passed amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code Wednesday that will impose restrictions on political rights and make it illegal to disrespect the King – changes that observers called a “disa