Cambodia, France to strengthen parliamentary cooperation
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the French Republic have pledged to continue strengthening their parliamentary cooperation. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Sweden and EU continue to fund Parliament-focused NGO’s Cambodian efforts
Sweden and the EU on May 11 provided $1.5 million for a two-year project spanning 2021-2022 to support the Parliamentary Centre of Asia’s (PCAsia) Cambodian activities. The agreement was signed virtually on May 11. ...
National Assembly passes 36 laws this year
The National Assembly (NA) has approved 36 laws this year that serve the interests and needs of the Kingdom and its people. Last year it approved only 32 laws, said secretary-general Leng Peng Long. ...
Cabinet minister shake-up on the horizon, Hun Sen says
Prime Minister Hun Sen during a press conference at the Peace Palace yesterday said that a cabinet reshuffle is on the horizon to improve workflow and its efficiency. ...
Samrin aims to bolster diplomatic ties at APPF
National Assembly president Heng Samrin will on Saturday lead a senior delegation to the 28th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Canberra, Australia, said the assembly’s secretary-general Leng Peng Long. Peng Long said the 28th meeting of the APPF would take ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
MPs resign to retain posts
Newly-elected CPP lawmakers, who held positions in the government, officially resigned yesterday from the National Assembly in order to keep their government posts. In a five-page document submitted by the CPP to the National Election Committee yesterday, 38 lawmakers with senior minister, minister and secretary ...
Supreme Consultative Council officially created
King Norodom Sihamoni has legitimised the Supreme Consultative Council and appointed 30 representatives of 15 political parties as advisors to the government at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...
Old faces form new government
With the National Assembly giving a vote of confidence to form the new government yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen unveiled his new cabinet, which did not change except for the addition of a new ministerial post. ...
Taing Vida and Khuon Narim
‘Unity’ urged by King as West ‘boycotts’ opening
King Norodom Sihamoni used the opening of parliament on Wednesday morning to call for “strong national solidarity based on the spirit of national unity” as he inaugurated the sixth mandate of the National Assembly in a ceremony that was devoid of representatives from major Western ...
Ousted lawmakers vacate seats
Forty-four lawmakers from three political parties lost their status yesterday in the newly-formed National Assembly after winning no seats in the July 29 national election. ...
Lawmakers to take oaths today
All 125 elected CPP members will today attend the National Assembly’s first session and take oaths to be lawmakers before King Norodom Sihamoni. The National Assembly’s secretary-general Leng Penglong said yesterday that the King will preside over the opening session today with the presence of ...
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 ...
NA’s permanent committee to approve two senators
The National Assembly is slated to approve the appointment of two senators from the royalist Funcinpec party on Monday to fill in the new 62-seat Senate that will convene its first session at the end of this month. ...
CPP spokesman touts one-party rule, points to China’s example
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 glossing over longstanding concerns about the superpower’s human ...
Ben Sokhean and Ananth Baliga
UN urges rethink of constitution changes
UN rights experts yesterday urged the government to reconsider constitutional amendments, including a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, saying the changes were too vague and failed to meet international standards. Parliament last week adopted a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, along with other amendments ...
Hun Sen’s ‘vision’ would see him bypass National Assembly, shrink cabinet
During a cabinet meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a “vision” to shrink the country’s cabinet by excluding secretaries and undersecretaries of state from the body, and to be given the right to bypass the National Assembly by appointing them directly, according to ...
Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro
New NEC members approved
The National Assembly approved the replacement of three members of the National Election Committee yesterday. It also recognized 16 new members of parliament from the ruling CPP. ...
Fresh calls for Sokha’s release
With Cambodia’s former opposition leader Kem Sokha languishing in a remote jail for more than three months now, international organisations and parliamentarians have renewed their calls for his immediate release and for the reversal of the controversial dissolution of his Cambodia National Rescue Party. ...
Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski
As CNRP’s dissolution looms, small parties look set to enter a big stage
The seemingly impending demise of Cambodia’s main opposition, and the snap draft laws put in motion to replace them in parliament, threatens to throw a handful of obscure parties into the political arena at the highest level. ...
Ben Sokhean and Erin Handley
Hun Sen spins demise of CNRP into boon for democracy
“They talk about the multi-party problem, but I want to confirm that when the one party is dissolved, there will be five parties that will replace it. That means that it will go from two parties to six parties in the National Assembly,” Hun Sen ...
Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara