Cambodian, Russian ruling parties to mark 25 years of ties

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the United Russia Party (URP) have agreed to hold events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their cooperation. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Manet: Media acts as society’s mirror and democracy’s pillar

Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) hails the media’s vital role in strengthening democracy and societal development. ...

Sok Raksa

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff

KNUP eyes third place in National Election

Khmer National United Party (KNUP) led by former military general Nhek Bun Chhay is eyeing third place in the National Assembly (NA) after Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Candlelight Party (CP) in the upcoming 2023 National Election and will use that position to address the ...

Hang Punreay

State hands land to lawmaker, senator’s family

A ruling-party parliamentarian, a CPP senator’s family member and a business associate of the prime minister’s daughter are among the latest recipients of state-land transfers that have been distributing lakes, forests and wildlife sanctuaries to the country’s elite. ...

Mech Dara

Candlelight Party cries foul as CPP appears to have won landslide at polls

The opposition Candlelight Party is calling Sunday’s commune council elections the “worst ever,” alleging they were beset by voter suppression and intimidation, as the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) looks set to win by a landslide. ...

Sorn Sarath, Sovann Sreypich, and Kheang Sokmean

PM backs oldest son Manet as successor

Prime Minister Hun Sen has confirmed that his eldest son Hun Manet is his preferred successor as prime minister provided he is able to win election to the post when the time comes. ...

Nov Sivutha

Nonvote a vote for ‘rebels’, AIDS Authority chief slams Rainsy’s call to boycott national elections

After a ruling CPP official claimed that those who refuse to cast their ballot in the Kingdom’s upcoming elections “love dictatorship” and are “supporting rebel groups”, legal and election experts have said it is the individual right of citizens whether or not to vote. ...

Niem Chheng

Official Senate election results released

The National Election Committee yesterday announced the official Senate election results, confirming that the ruling CPP secured all 58 seats to be filled.​ According to the official results, the CPP received 11,202 votes, Funcinpec received 276, the Khmer National United Party received 182 and the ...

Khy Sovuthy

Four parties to join senate race

The Candlelight Party has not registered to join the upcoming senate election, but four other parties will run, including the ruling CPP and Funcinpec. Som Sorida, deputy secretary-general of the National Election Committee, said the registration period for the election started on November 28 and ended ...

Khy Sovuthy

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

China woos Hun Sen at Beijing dinner

The Communist Party of China has again publicly announced its strong support for the ruling CPP. The comments were made at a dinner on Wednesday night in Beijing, attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC. ...

May Titthara

PM warns party of complacency in leaked audio

Two leaked audio tapes, purportedly of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking candidly to senior officials, appear to hint at insecurities within the ruling party over the controversial dissolution of the country’s main opposition, with the premier warning that the party’s “struggle” didn’t end with the ...

Ben Sokhean, Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara

Hun Sen rallies party

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged CPP leaders at all levels to work twice as hard serving the nation by swiftly implementing party policies. He made the call in a 15-minute audio recording sent to party members following the dissolution of the CNRP last week. ...

Ven Rathavong

Analysis: If the CNRP is dissolved, CPP’s efforts to rid itself of a challenger will be realised

In 2012, a little over a month after the Human Rights Party and Sam Rainsy Party won a combined 40 commune chief positions in local elections, the two groups met in Manila, finally agreeing on what had been bandied about for years: a united opposition ...

Ananth Baliga and Mech Dara

Former local CNRP officials who defected to CPP met with distrust

Kry Lay lined up in early June to vote for the party he wanted to run Kampong Cham province’s Srak commune in the eastern part of the country. A former Sam Rainsy Party commune, the locale’s electorate delivered what Lay, a local farmer, wanted – ...

Ben Sokhean

Leaked document spells out CPP’s plan to monitor members

After losing more than 400 communes to the opposition in June’s local elections, the Cambodian People’s Party is embarking on a membership drive – among its own members – according to a leaked document, which describes plans to monitor the mentality of supporters of the ...

Meas Sokchea

Kim Sok gets 18 months and must pay $200K in compensation to CPP

Political commentator Kim Sok was sentenced to 18 months in prison this afternoon on charges of incitement and defamation for appearing to suggest that the ruling party was behind the killing of popular analyst Kem Ley. ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga

Party law vote set for Monday

Opposition lawmaker Eng Chhay Eang said yesterday that Cambodia National Rescue Party banners featuring self-exiled former party President Sam Rainsy will be taken down nationwide after a National Assembly vote on Monday that is expected to ban the use of his image in party materials. ...

Meas Sokchea and Alex Willemyns

Old CPP chiefs a bane for new CNRP ones in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville

Two newly elected opposition commune chiefs in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are struggling to dislodge their Cambodian People’s Party predecessors following their recent swearing in to office. ...

Touch Sokha

First meeting for union law working group set

The National Assembly has announced the formation of a bipartisan working group, first promised earlier this month, to examine the controversial draft trade union law.The working group, which was established on Wednesday, is composed of five opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party members and five members ...

Mech Dara

CNRP boycott puts parliament perks at risk: CPP

Cambodia’s embattled opposition risks losing its official salaries and government-provided Lexuses if it continues to boycott sessions of the National Assembly, a ruling party spokesman said yesterday.The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party began boycotting parliamentary sessions at the end of last month when it pulled ...

Meas Sokchea

Parties meet as Rainsy calls for re-engagement

Following a decision by opposition leader Sam Rainsy for the CNRP to cautiously re-engage with the CPP in parliament rather than carry out a full-blown boycott, senior officials from the parties met at the National Assembly on Thursday for the first time since last month’s ...

Khy Sovuthy

‘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

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