Opposition denies claims it is trying to destabilize the government

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has denied accusations made by the ruling party that it is seeking an overthrow of the government.Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, a member of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, made the accusation in a public speech last weekend, saying the ...

Neou Vannarin

CNRP sets sights on changes in assembly

The Cambodia National Rescue Party proposed a bold set of regulations for the National Assembly in an interparty meeting yesterday, calling for, among other things, a larger share of the body’s budget, and minority party control over the assembly’s purse strings, an opposition working group ...

Meas Sokchea

Kem Sokha pledges to quit if CNRP loses in Kompong Cham

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha said on Saturday that he is so confident the opposition party will win a majority in Kompong Cham province at the 2018 national election that he will quit politics if they do not. ...

Mech Dara

Despite PM’s attack, Rainsy pushes plan to seize land

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy over the weekend again raised the prospect that a future CNRP government may oversee forced redistributions of land from the rich to the poor in order to correct cases of land-grabbing under Prime Minister Hun Sen’s reign.Mr. Hun Sen last week ...

Mech Dara

PM says CNRP’s land plans will stoke war

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday warned that a CNRP victory in the 2018 national election would inevitably lead to war when the opposition party starts redistributing land from the rich to the poor, something that opposition leader Sam Rainsy said would only be done ...

Kang Sothear and Alex Willemyns

US-based opposition group to protest Hun Sen in New York

The leader of a U.S.-based group that helped finance the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s 2013 election campaign said Tuesday that it would protest against Prime Minister Hun Sen during his weekend trip to the U.N. in New York by rekindling the opposition party’s “Hun Sen ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren

Effigy disaster averted: Sar Kheng

A plan to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Hun Sen at a Cambodia National Rescue Party rally in the capital two years ago would have led to the deployment of heavily armed security forces had ex-US ambassador William Todd not intervened to stop the ...

Meas Sokchea and Taing Vida

Opposition members defect to CPP

Fifty-one opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party members defected to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Saturday, according to the CPP. ...

Vong Sokheng

CNRP trio seek asylum

Three Cambodia National Rescue Party staff members have fled, via Thailand, to another country in the region and are applying for asylum in third countries after being linked to the case of imprisoned opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour, sources have said.The group – believed to ...

Shaun Turton and Vong Sokheng

CNRP pols fear possible set-up

An outspoken opposition lawmaker says he fears a set-up after a Svay Rieng woman was questioned in court yesterday over a complaint against him and others that she denies ever having made. ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP tells donors to retrieve their funds

A district official with the Cambodia National Rescue Party has offered a group of disgruntled donors in Kandal their money back after they lodged a complaint with local police over the opposition’s fundraising efforts for its Sun TV station. ...

Chhay Channyda

A ‘unique Khmer family’

In an apparent defence of his frequent absence from the Kingdom, opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy said that visiting Cambodians in wealthy Western countries such as France or Australia was just as important as visiting them in Cambodia itself. A recent war ...

Charles Rollet and Meas Sokchea

CNRP's Um Sam An sustains rhetoric on map

As the government threatens to prosecute those who speak out against the maps it uses to demarcate the border with Vietnam, one opposition lawmaker says he has found a map in the United States’ Library of Congress that he claims could shine new light on ...

Meas Sokchea

Ex-CNRP official to form new political party

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party senior official Lak Sopheap announced her return to politics last week with the founding of the Khmer Solidarity Party. ...

Taing Vida

CNRP to send border maps

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party will send digital maps of the Kingdom to the Royal Academy today to compare with copies provided by the United Nations, United States and France of the original French-Indochina maps known as the “Bonne maps”. ...

Vong Sokheng

CNRP told to raise funds privately

Coming on the heels of the imprisonment of 11 of its activists, the arrests of three more and the rejection of an agreement to hold elections earlier, the Cambodia National Rescue Party has now been ordered to cease fundraising for its recently approved television station ...

Taing Vida

More CNRP called to court

A day after Prime Minister Hun Sen called for more arrests over anti-government protests that turned violent in July last year, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday summonsedfive more activists over the alleged “insurrection” in Freedom Park. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Shaun Turton

PM pushes for more Freedom Park arrests

On the heels of a string of prison sentences for opposition activists involved in anti-government protests in July of last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered authorities to arrest more demonstrators allegedly involved in the “insurrection”, singling out but not naming seven Cambodia National ...

Meas Sokchea

Opposition to submit complaint over LANGO

The opposition is expected today to lodge a constitutional challenge to the controversial law on associations and non-governmental organisations (LANGO) in a last-ditch effort to stop the legislation before it’s signed by the King. ...

Shaun Turton

Rainsy praises bipartisanship despite sentences

Only days before 11 opposition activists were imprisoned on charges widely branded as politically motivated, Prime Minister Hun Sen personally warned Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy to keep his troops in line and raised the spectre of possible jail sentences.In a text message ...

Meas Sokchea and Shaun Turton

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