Former chief bodyguard receives royal pardon

The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post ...

Mech Dara

Senate boss claims advisers

A royal decree released yesterday has assigned 38 paid advisers to deputy ruling party president Say Chhum to assist him in his new role as Senate president. The same document, signed by King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday, also served to disband the large team of advisers ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton

Thousands bid farewell to Chea Sim

Chea Sim was released into the afterlife Friday in a half-day Buddhist ceremony climaxing with a single firework shot into his coffin to ignite the intricate stupa built in Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum park to honor the longtime CPP president. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Matt Blomberg

Cambodia cremated Chea Sim Friday

Cambodia cremated its former Senate president, Chea Sim, in front of Wat Botum early Friday morning. ...

Katie Beiter and Tin Sokhavuth

Chea Sim’s funeral expected to draw 30,000

More than 30,000 people are expected to turn out for CPP President Chea Sim’s funeral procession in Phnom Penh on Friday, with security around the city to be ramped up accordingly, a festival official said Wednesday. ...

Mech Dara

Hun Sen to take CPP presidency after Friday ceremony

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to take over the presidency of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, following the death of party leader Chea Sim last week. The move will shore up solidarity in the party, which has become increasingly united, party members say. ...

Phorn Bopha

City hall shuts roads for Chea Sim’s funeral

The city will close traffic on a few main roads during the funeral procession for former president of the senate Chea Sim on Friday morning from 6 am to 12 pm, according to a City Hall press release.  ...

Va Sonyka

Chea Sim’s bodyguards to return to brigades

Late CPP President Chea Sim’s personal bodyguard unit will be disbanded following the cremation of his body on Friday and its members returned to their former police departments and military brigades, officials said Monday. ...

Mech Dara

Simple CPP’s supporters doubt on Hun Sen’s successor

Prime minister Hun Sen will be automatically nominated as the new president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party but not clear for whom will succeed him as the new vice president. The CPP will hold its congress on June 20, 2015 to elect new president ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Workers race to finish grand stupa for Chea Sim

The Labor Ministry on Friday announced that formal negotiations to set a new minimum wage for the country’s all-important garment sector—now at $128 a month—will begin in July, reviving the same schedule for talks it used with unions and employers for the first time last ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Gov’t rebukes HRW director

As the ruling party prepares this week to elect a president and deputy president following Chea Sim’s death on June 8, the Ministry of Interior has lashed out at an international rights group that last week linked Sim to Khmer Rouge abuses. Though he was lauded ...

Vong Sokheng

Rainsy lauds late Chea Sim

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday praised former ruling party president Chea Sim, who died on Monday, calling him a national hero and comparing his patriotic ideals to those of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.​ Speaking to reporters after paying his respects at the former Senate ...

Meas Sokchea

Cambodia’s slow power transfer begins with death of Chea Sim

Billboards across the country have carried the same picture for more than a decade – side-by-side the three most senior members of the ruling Cambodian Peoples Party (CCP) stand: President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, Prime Minister Hun Sen, and CPP President Chea Sim. ...

Luke Hunt

Chea Sim remembered as principled political broker

Chea Sim, the ruling party leader who died earlier this week in Phnom Penh, was a political dealmaker and staunch constitutionalist, officials said this week. He was often put in charge of the country when the late King Norodom Sihanouk was away. His even-handedness will be ...

Sok Khemara

Senior Vietnamese officials pay respects to Chea Sim

A Vietnamese Communist Party delegation that included Vietnam’s National Assembly president Wednesday paid their respects to the late CPP President Chea Sim, who died Monday at the age of 82. ...

Sek Odom

The King will give fired-cremation for Chea Sim

The king of Cambodia his majesty Norodom Sihamoni will give a fired-cremation for Former President of Senate and the Ruling Cambodian People’s Party Chea Sim on June 19, 2015. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Say Chhum replaces Chea Sim as senate president

A day after the death of CPP President Chea Sim, Say Chhum, the ruling party’s secretary-general, was on Tuesday appointed to succeed him as the president of the Senate, while preparations began for the June 19 national day of mourning for the late figurehead. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Mech Dara

Chea Sim’s death unlikely to upset order inside ruling party

In the wake of Chea Sim’s death, analysts say Prime Minister Hun Sen will hold even more power within his own party, though many agree that the internal politics of the party won’t change all that much. ...

Sok Khemara

Mourning for senate president to last 10 days

Mourning for Chea Sim, the late President of the Senate and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, is to last 10 days to allow foreign diplomats, national leaders and ordinary Cambodians to pay their respects. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodia’s ruling party president Chea Sim dies

Chea Sim, president of Cambodia’s ruling party and president of the Senate, died at his home in Phnom Penh on Monday after years of deteriorating health, an official said. He was 82. ...

Yeang Socheameta

Chea Sim’s funeral expected to draw 30,000

More than 30,000 people are expected to turn out for CPP President Chea Sim’s funeral procession in Phnom Penh on Friday, with security around the city to be ramped up accordingly, a festival official said Wednesday. ...

Mech Dara

Starry-eyed: Promotions handed out to top cops

Nine senior police officers were yesterday officially promoted following the signing of a Royal Decree by acting head of state Chea Sim. The decree, dated April 13, was signed by Sim due to King Norodom Sihamoni being in Beijing for medical treatment. ...

Vong Sokheng

Assembly’s 2nd Deputy President gets 63 advisers

A Royal Decree signed by acting head of state Chea Sim has approved the appointment of 63 advisers and assistants to National Assembly Second Vice President Nguon Nhel, according to a copy of the document obtained Wednesday. ...

Khuon Narim

Groups seek audience with Senate over Judicial Reform Drafts

Human rights groups and other members of civil society on Tuesday submitted a letter to Senate President Chea Sim, requesting a meeting over their concerns for three draft judicial reform laws passed last month in the National Assembly. The three drafts must be approved by ...

Suy Heimkhemra

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