System of government
Police chief called on to curb protests in capital
Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng on Tuesday told the newly appointed municipal police chief to continue preventing protests and crimes of all kinds in the capital. Sar Thet, who maintains his position as deputy National Police chief, replaced Chuon Sovann who has been promoted as ...
PM: Leaders age like wine
Defending the fact that the leadership has remained largely the same in the sixth mandate of the government, Prime Minister Hun Sen said reforms were more about improving job efficiencies. Several analysts have begged to differ, however, saying reforms won’t make much progress under an ...
Hun Manet promoted after royal decree
Hun manet, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, rose to the rank of Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) – the second most powerful position in the Kingdom’s military – on Thursday after a royal decree. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Australia to miss opening of assembly due to ‘flawed’ poll
As Australia became the latest Western embassy to announce it would not be sending a representative to Wednesday’s opening of parliament, Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan dismissed the US and EU Ambassadors being “unable to attend” as no loss because “they give no value ...
Government critic fired from Education Ministry
Former unionist and election official Rong Chhun, who resigned from the National Election Committee (NEC) following the forced dissolution of the opposition, has been fired from the Education Ministry for being absent without permission. ...
PM clarifies retirement age
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the retirement age for civil servants is still 60 after confusion spread following a government notice that it plans to extend the retirement age to 65 for teachers. ...
Sok An’s roles distributed: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that some institutions under the control of the late Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, who was also head of the Council of Ministers, are being moved to relevant ministries, refuting the comments an official had made the day before. ...
Kingdom a one-man show, report asserts
It’s a mistake to consider Cambodia a nation under authoritarian rule by a single party; it comes down to a single man – Prime Minister Hun Sen, a new paper argues. ...
Parties law rubber-stamped
The National Assembly (NA) has passed amendments to electoral laws which could be used to remove political parties. The controversial amendments were carried with the votes of 66 members from the ruling CPP after opposition CNRP members boycotted the session. The ammendments could affect the way ...
CNRP, CPP to discuss judicial reform at National Assembly
The CNRP said on Tuesday it would join today’s meeting of the National Assembly’s agenda-setting permanent committee in hopes of pushing ahead with proposed amendments to a trio of contentious laws on judicial independence. ...
Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
Despite the lofty goals of the Paris Peace Agreement, 25 years on, Prime Minister Hun Sen has achieved his own
Amid the winding-down of the Cold War in early December 1987, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Sihanouk met in the quiet northern French village of Fère-en-Tardenois for their first talks on ending Cambodia’s intractable civil war. It was an overture that opened the ...
Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara
Opposition wobbles toward end of boycott
The opposition on Tuesday appeared to wobble toward an end to its almost five-month boycott of the National Assembly, despite having seemingly achieved no notable concessions from the ruling party. he CNRP has sat out full National Assembly sessions since May to protest a court ...
Sub-decree approval rules amended
From now on, only certain sub-decrees will need to be pored over by the cabinet before they are signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the premier told a session of the cabinet on Friday morning, although failing to specify what the selection criteria would be. Mr. ...
38 nations criticize PM, gov’t
In a joint statement released yesterday, 38 nations came together to express their concern about the political situation in Cambodia and demanded the government ensure a safe environment for human rights defenders and civil society groups. The statement, delivered by United States Ambassador to the UN ...
NEC tells migrants to come home and vote
Though it has refused calls to open new channels for migrant workers to vote in upcoming elections, the National Election Committee (NEC) has sent a letter to all Cambodian embassies appealing for citizens living abroad to return home to register for next year’s polls. But as ...
Kuch Naren and Janelle Retka
Government scrubs database that exposed Hun family riches
The Commerce Ministry has scrubbed its website of all corporate shareholder information since last month’s release of a report damned by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s children for shedding light on the first family’s sprawling business empire. ...
$5.23 billion for public sector
Cambodia needs $5.23 billion for 519 development projects in the ongoing three-year public investment program (PIP) that was approved by the Council of Ministers on Friday, according to a government media release. ...
Critics: Cambodia's new Korea envoy has ‘no experience’
A direct phone call from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen alerted Phnom Penh city hall deputy Long Dimanche to his new role as the country’s envoy to South Korea. ...
‘Very slow’ ministers move out
The two ministers who were publicly scolded for their “very slow” work by Prime Minister Hun Sen in February both gave up control to their successors at a pair of handover ceremonies in Phnom Penh on Wednesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle approved by ...
Aun Pheap and Sek Odom
More moves announced for cabinet reshuffle
Another four government officials will be promoted to senior secretarial positions in three ministries as part of the upcoming cabinet reshuffle, which Prime Minister Hun Sen claims will increase government efficiency, according to a letter to the president of the National Assembly last Friday. ...