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Ministry agrees to creation of CNLP

The Ministry of Interior has agreed in principle to allow former Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials and activists to create a party after they received political rehabilitation. They are required to prepare documents under the law for the official registration of the new Cambodian ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ministry-agrees-creation-cnlp

Sokha released with conditions

Opposition leader Kem Sokha was released on bail this morning after more than a year in pre-trial detention at Trapiang Thlong prison, also known as Correctional Centre 3 (CC3). He was held on treason charges. One of his lawyers Chan Chen confirmed the release and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-sokha-released-conditions

Rainsy’s ex-adviser urges voting

Kong Korm, one of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party’s top advisers, on Thursday criticised his former colleague Sam Rainsy for calling on voters to boycott the July 29 national elections. He said the people should honour the King and head to the polls. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsys-ex-adviser-urges-voting

NEC official mocks plight of CNRP

The National Election Committee (NEC) Chairman Sik Bun Hok has mocked the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party, saying its violation of the constitution led to its disolution. He made his comments during his speech at the National Institute of Education for a workshop on the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-official-mocks-plight-cnrp

Concerns raised over sanctions

The repercussions of last week’s political moves in Cambodia when the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party has left many wondering what the repercussions will be for local businesses. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091091/concerns-raised-sanctions/

US Embassy under fire

Government officials reacted strongly yesterday after the US Embassy questioned Cambodia’s commitment to democracy. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079943/us-embassy-fire/

Cambodian opposition expected to play on anti-vietnamese sentiment ahead of elections

Cambodia’s long-standing fear of Vietnam can sometimes appear to be borderline irrational and allegations of land grabbing, war-mongering, even contaminated food exports — alongside abusive insults — are often leveled at the eastern neighbors. That will only intensify as the commune elections get closer this ...

Molyny Pann
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-opposition-expected-to-play-anti-vietnamese-sentiment-ahead-of-elections/3818157.html

Opposition official arrested over petition

An opposition official in Kampot was arrested yesterday evening over his involvement in collecting thumbprints for a Royal petition calling for the release of detained human rights officials and politicians in the Kingdom. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25332/opposition-official-arrested-over-petition/

Man briefly detained over criticism of gov’t

A man in Kampong Speu’s Oral district was briefly placed under house arrest yesterday, following his public criticism of the government and prime minister at a town hall meeting.Ung Ny, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) Oral district executive director, said that 45-year-old Hay Hoeun, a ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-briefly-detained-over-criticism-govt

Man briefly detained over criticism of gov’t

A man in Kampong Speu’s Oral district was briefly placed under house arrest yesterday, following his public criticism of the government and prime minister at a town hall meeting.Ung Ny, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) Oral district executive director, said that 45-year-old Hay Hoeun, a ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-briefly-detained-over-criticism-govt

Rights groups condemn ‘new wave of political violence’

Human Rights Watch and local rights groups condemned Monday’s attack on two opposition parliamentarians, who were dragged from their cars and beaten by an organized group of masked men. ...

Neou Vannarin, Socheata Hean
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/rights-groups-condemn-new-wave-of-political-violence/3024815.html

‘Commune election law debate should be wider’

Election watchdogs and a newly-formed opposition party yesterday called for a more inclusive discussion about reforms of commune council election laws.  ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16634/---commune-election-law-debate-should-be-wider---/

U.S. stays close to the conviction of 11 CNRP activists

The United States is closely monitoring the case of the 11 CNRP activists convicted of insurrection arising out of July 2014 protests in Phnom Penh, according to the U.S. Embassy’s statement received today. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/us-stays-close-to-the-conviction-of-11-cnrp-activists-8751

Cambodia’s opposition party to boycott conference on NGO draft law

Cambodia’s opposition party will boycott a national conference held by parliament to discuss a controversial draft law that would regulate nongovernmental organizations operating in the developing country, because of loopholes in the proposed legislation that would hinder the groups, an opposition lawmaker said Tuesday. ...

Mengchou Cheng and Samean Yun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/opposition-party-to-boycott-conference-on-ngo-draft-law-07072015154522.html

Vietnam condemns Cambodia border clash as dozens injured over military expansion protests

Vietnamese officials Wednesday condemned protests held by Cambodians near the two countries’ borders that led to clashes between Vietnamese authorities and civilians, leaving more than a dozen people injured. The protests are the latest development underscoring growing tensions at the shared border. ...

Michelle FlorCruz
http://www.ibtimes.com/vietnam-condemns-cambodia-border-clash-dozens-injured-over-military-expansion-1991803

Villagers accuse VN of destroying border crops

Opposition lawmakers say they have seen evidence of toxic chemicals being used on rural land near Cambodia’s frontier with Vietnam, amid claims by local villagers the attacks were facilitated by Vietnamese authorities as part of an ongoing border dispute. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-accuse-vn-destroying-border-crops

Justice minister seeks briefing over years-old land dispute

The justice minister on Wednesday wrote to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court requesting that the judge in charge of a case surrounding a long-running land dispute report to the ministry, following intervention from the National Assembly’s human rights commission. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/justice-minister-seeks-topic-over-years-old-land-dispute-81308/

In the dock: CNRP case to finally see court

After several stops and starts, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday will finally hear the case against 11 opposition officials and activists arrested last July on charges of insurrection following a political protest at Freedom Park that turned violent. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/dock-cnrp-case-finally-see-court

In the dock: CNRP case to finally see court

After several stops and starts, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday will finally hear the case against 11 opposition officials and activists arrested last July on charges of insurrection following a political protest at Freedom Park that turned violent. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/dock-cnrp-case-finally-see-court

Senate passes reformed election laws in quick vote

The Senate unanimously approved the country’s two new election laws in a special session Monday, with the laws now only requiring review by the Constitutional Council and assent by King Norodom Sihamoni to be enacted. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/senate-passes-reformed-election-laws-in-quick-vote-80564/

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