NEC confirms CPP’s 120 parliament seats as FUNCINPEC clinches 5

The National Election Committee (NEC) on August 1 released its official preliminary results of the July 23 general election, confirming that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) garnered 6,398,311 of the total 8,214,430 votes cast and secured 120 out of the National Assembly’s 125 seats. ...

Post Staff

CPP aims to regain Svay Rieng seats

The ruling CPP held its first rally for the national election here on Saturday with the aim of drumming up enough support to reclaim the two seats that it lost to the former opposition in 2013. The rally was led by Deputy Prime Minister Men ...

Ven Rathavong

Japanese follow-up team arrives in Cambodia

A group of Japanese experts arrived in Cambodia Tuesday for a two-day visit as a follow-up team regarding the needs survey implemented last May for electoral reform assistance to Cambodia. The team was led by Mr. Tadayuki MIYASHITA, Director, Country Assistance Planning Division I, International ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

A bridge too far for Sokha?

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha has drawn the ire of the government and civil society groups after on Wednesday accusing Vietnam of orchestrating the Koh Pich bridge stampede that killed more than 350 people in 2010 as part of a plot to “eliminate the Khmer ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah

People’s Assembly Will Rally at Freedom Park on Monday

About 1,000 members of the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly—a network of communities throughout the country that includes farmers as well as land and labor activists—will rally at Freedom Park on Monday to demand an end to the current political impasse. The ruling CPP and opposition CNRP ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Mech Dara

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

IPU Finds Assembly Has Little Loans Oversight

Cambodia’s National Assembly is lacking, compared to other countries’ parliaments, in the oversight it exercises over new loans taken out by the government from international financial institutions, according to a new report. The study, published Tuesday by Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the World Bank, found ...

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