Survey reveals women’s political interest

A recent survey of 100 people in Battambang and Kampong Chhnang provinces and Phnom Penh by civil society organisations revealed that 85 per cent of women are still interested in entering politics, especially through the commune and general elections in 2022 and 2023 respectively. ...

Nov Sivutha

Group calls for oversees voting

The National Election Committee (NEC) met with the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel) to discuss the audit of the 2019 voter list. While Comfrel presented evidence of name repetition on the voter list, it confirmed the list was almost 100 per ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Smaller parties voice concerns ahead of polls

Smaller parties running in the Kingdom’s upcoming national elections have complained of difficulties in finding enough representatives to monitor polling stations come July 29. Election monitoring organisations the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel) and the Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free ...

Ben Sokhean and Niem Chheng

Independent observers say ‘smooth’ vote still marred by problems

Independent election observers praised Sunday’s running of the nationwide commune elections as largely smooth and peaceful, even while noting a raft of problems, including unauthorized officials at polling sites, intimidated observers and soldiers being brought to vote at some polling stations by the truckload.   ...

Ben Sokhean and Zsombor Peter

Hacker warns ‘serious vulnerability’ plaguing online voter lists

A hacker behind a series of leaks smearing senior government officials and their relatives on Thursday warned that the government’s online list of registered voters for the June 4 commune elections was vulnerable to hacking and urged experts to make the site more secure. ...

Van Roeun and Zsombor Peter

Election day coming, many voters unsure when

With just two months to go until Cambodia’s commune elections, more than half of respondents to a new survey could not identify Election Day. The finding was detailed in a report released on Wednesday by the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel) ...

Ben Sokhean and Hannah Hawkins

PM warns NGOs, Rainsy

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a strong warning yesterday to NGO officials who analyze politics, while also repeating that there will be no amnesty for former opposition president Sam Rainsy. ...

May Titthara

Failures at assembly pile up

National Assembly effectiveness declined last year with prosecutions of opposition lawmakers, partisan passing of laws and many assembly members visiting constituents only to shore up their vote, an election watchdog claimed yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary

Voter drive extended for one day

The National Election Committee (NEC) decided to extend voter registration by only one day after pleas from the opposition and civil society to extend the deadline due to more than one million citizens failing to register in time.​ ...

Taing Vida

Voting rules changed for police, army

Less than one week after refusing to create a way for migrant workers to vote in the coming elections, the National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday asked the Interior Ministry to urgently intervene and allow National Police units and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to vote near ...

May Titthara

CNRP claims voter fraud

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) will file a complaint with the National Election Committee (NEC) this week, alleging that more than 2,000 Vietnamese migrants have illegally registered to vote. According to party spokesperson Yim Sovann, the alleged registrations took place across southern Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary

NEC: migrants can’t vote

The National Election Committee (NEC) dismissed a request to help migrant workers vote in the upcoming elections, despite creating a system similar to what was requested for soldiers only seven days ago. NEC spokesman Hang Puthea said they would be unable to help the roughly ...

May Titthara

Young voters face disenfranchisement

Young potential voters who have migrated abroad in search of work are facing the loss of their voting rights due to a lack of information and documents required to register to vote from a location different to their registered address, civil society groups said yesterday.​ ...

Pech Sotheary

PM puts Comfrel on notice

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened legal action against anyone who touted claims of irregularities in the voter lists during the 2013 election, telling reporters yesterday that if this year’s round of voter registration finishes and the final tally of voters compiled is similar to ...

Taing Vida

Army to guard voting stations

Voters in next year’s elections will now have to make their choices under the watchful eye of the army after the government issued a decree yesterday establishing permanent military forces at national and sub-national election sites between 2016 and 2019. ...

May Titthara

Rural women vital to society: UN

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) issued a statement highlighting the important roles rural women and girls play in society while stressing the need to protect and promote their rights. ...

Michael Light

NEC pressed on election reforms

The Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) will Lobby the National Election Committee (NEC) to adopt a regional declaration on free and fair elections that includes commitments to the right of citizens living abroad to vote and for the military to stay independent of the electoral process. ...

Chea Takihiro

National Assembly not doing job: report

Election watchdog Comfrel said yesterday that the National Assembly was not doing enough to solve Cambodians’ problems despite the opposition party having joined in August. The group said that numerous land disputes, the use of lethal force on protesters by authorities in January last year ...

Meas Sokchea

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