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Cambodian lawmakers to elect Hun Manet as next leader today

Cambodia’s parliament will vote today to confirm Hun Manet as prime minister, completing a handover of power after last month’s election. ...

Khmer Times Staff

16 women win seats in the 7th National Assembly

There are nearly seven times the number of male lawmakers in the 7th National Assembly compared to female members with 87.2% of seats occupied by men and 12.8% by women in the 125-seat parliament. ...

Torn Vibol

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. ...

Mom Kunthear

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. ...

Nov Sivutha

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. ...

Sun Mesa

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 ...

Taing Vida

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.   ...

Taing Vida

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 ...

Ben Sokhean

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. ...

Khuon Narim

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 ...

Taing Vida

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 ...

Ben Sokhean

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. ...

Khy Sovuthy

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 ...

Ven Rathavong

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. ...

Khuon Narim

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

‘Red-handed treason’: Kem Sokha faces 30 years after being charged under Article 443

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha was officially charged with treason yesterday, about 36 hours after he was arrested at his Phnom Penh residence and sent to a Tbong Khmum prison. If Sokha is found guilty, his party could be dissolved based on new legislation that prevents ...

Leonie Kijewski, Niem Chheng and Meas Sokchea

Assembly criticised over MPs’ immunity

During an otherwise routine National Assembly session to make amendments to the Senate Election Law, opposition lawmaker Son Chhay yesterday took the opportunity to criticise the assembly for not adhering to immunity laws after the arrests and convictions of lawmakers Um Sam An and Senator ...

Touch Sokha

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