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CNRP will propose changes to allow voting from abroad

Opposition lawmakers plan to submit proposed amendments to the national election law next week in order to allow Cambodians who work and live outside the country to register and vote from abroad. ...

Ben Sokhean and Brendan O’Byrne
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-will-propose-changes-to-allow-voting-from-abroad-133284/

Chevron subpoenaed over kem ley murder case

Oil giant Chevron has been ordered by a U.S. district court judge to turn over a wide range of documents and information it may possess relating to the murder of political analyst Kem Ley at a Phnom Penh Caltex gas station in July last year. ...

Brendan O’Byrne
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/chevron-subpoenaed-over-kem-ley-murder-case-133296/

PM defends minister, slams US and Human Rights Watch

Prime Minister Hun Sen defended Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth on Thursday, confirming that he had advocated using force against protesters in a closed-door CPP strategy meeting that Mr. Sauth later retold to reporters. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-defends-minister-slams-us-and-human-rights-watch-133224/

Human rights watch calls for loose-lipped minister’s firing

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said he did not believe Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth would face any disciplinary action after he repeated the gist of a seemingly confidential CPP meeting, including an alleged threat by Prime Minister Hun Sen to beat protesters with ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hrw-calls-for-loose-lipped-ministers-firing-133176/

Government passes waste disposal plans to local authorities

Responsibility for cleaning garbage from neighborhoods will be put in the hands of district officials under new guidelines released on Tuesday as part of the government’s plan to decentralize waste disposal. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-passes-waste-disposal-plans-to-local-authorities-133133/

Returning Sesan families warned of greater floods from dam

Families in Stung Treng province that returned to a village near the Lower Sesan II dam after floodwaters temporarily receded are being warned they will be forced again to flee when a far worse deluge comes as all of the new dam’s gates are shut. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/returning-sesan-families-warned-of-greater-floods-from-dam-133141/

Kidnapping rumors prompt second arrest, reprimand from PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen made an appeal to Facebook users to “not create problems” as nationwide child-snatching hysteria led to another arrest on Tuesday, this of a man whom Takeo provincial police had earlier questioned for allegedly posting that Vietnamese men were attempting to kidnap ...

Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kidnapping-rumors-prompt-second-arrest-reprimand-from-pm-133136/

Tbong Khmum residents evacuated as Mekong floods moves south

Hundreds of riverside families in Tbong Khmum province were on Monday evacuated away from the flooding Mekong River, even as the provinces hit hardest by tropical storm ‘Sonca’ last week returned to normalcy and evacuees shuffled back to their homes. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tbong-khmum-residents-evacuated-as-mekong-floods-moves-south-133086/

Police seeking four more for allegedly smuggling weapons

Police are searching for four suspects believed to have carried weapons illegally across the Thai border in a case in which three Cambodians and six Thais were arrested last month for alleged weapons trafficking, a Banteay Meanchey police official said on Monday. ...

Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-seeking-four-more-for-allegedly-smuggling-weapons-133090/

CNRP commune donation box sparks ruling party outcry

A newly elected opposition commune chief who allowed constituents to put a donation box in his office to fund commune services has found himself under fire by ruling party peers and higher-ups. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-commune-donation-box-sparks-ruling-party-outcry-133093/

Government to monitor Sam Rainsy’s facebook page

The Interior Ministry plans to monitor the Facebook page of former opposition president Sam Rainsy for violations of newly passed amendments to the Law on Political Parties, which will also force the CNRP to spend upwards of half a million dollars to erase his image ...

Ben Sokhean and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-to-monitor-sam-rainsys-facebook-page-133088/

King’s CPP stand-in enacts party law changes

Senate President Say Chhum signed controversial amendments to the Law on Political Parties on Friday, effectively preventing former CNRP President Sam Rainsy from supporting his former party from overseas. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kings-cpp-stand-in-enacts-party-law-changes-133040/

Hun Sen sets date for next national election—July 29, 2018

Prime Minister Hun Sen set the date for next year’s national election as July 29, officially backtracking on a deal his ruling CPP made with the opposition in 2014 to hold the poll during the dry season. ...

Ouch Sony and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-sets-date-for-next-national-election-july-29-2018-133043/

What’s in a name? SRP faces rebranding

Controversial amendments to the Law on Political Parties have steamrolled through the legislative process and are likely to be signed into law this week, kicking up a chorus of concerns from the opposition, civil society and international rights groups. ...

Ben Sokhean and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/whats-in-a-name-srp-faces-rebranding-132969/

NGOs help six more workers to repatriate from Malaysia

NGOs in Cambodia and Malaysia are working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to repatriate six of the 30 Cambodians who sought shelter at the country’s embassy after the Malaysian government started mass arrests of undocumented migrant workers on July 1. ...

Zsomber Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngos-help-six-more-workers-to-repatriate-from-malaysia-132923/

Apsara Authority approves 500 new Angkor Park home rebuilds

The Apsara Authority on Wednesday reported it had approved more than 500 home construction applications inside Angkor Archaeological Park in the first six months of the year, even as it prepared to raze hundreds of illegally constructed houses inside the sprawling complex. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/apsara-authority-approves-500-new-angkor-park-home-rebuilds-132937/

One drowns as floods hit Preah Vihear

One teenager drowned and at least 30 families were evacuated as the Stung Sen river swelled over one meter higher than emergency levels in Preah Vihear province, authorities said on Wednesday, as at least five other provinces recorded flooding from Tropical Storm Sonca. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/one-drowns-as-floods-hit-preah-vihear-132935/

First Khmer Rouge history mobile app released on Android

The first mobile app offering a comprehensive and interactive history of the Khmer Rouge, created in the hopes of ending a “collective denial” about some of the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime, went live on Tuesday. ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-khmer-rouge-history-mobile-app-released-on-android-132885/

Project aims to send children in orphanages home

Though they live in orphanages, an estimated 13,000 children in facilities across Cambodia have at least one living parent. As part of a sea change in government policy in a country with a checkered history with orphanages, officials in Battambang province on Tuesday kicked off ...

Janelle Retka and Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/project-aims-to-send-children-in-orphanages-home-132890/

City hall to measure land of lake families fearing eviction

Phnom Penh will begin measuring the homes of hundreds of families seeking land titles to stave off potential eviction by a massive real-estate project filling in a pair of lakes, a municipal government spokesman said on Tuesday. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-to-measure-land-of-lake-families-fearing-eviction-132879/

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