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Ministry rejects Prince Chakravuth’s position

The Interior Ministry has rejected the decision of the royalist Funcinpec Party to appoint Prince Norodom Ranariddh’s son as acting president while the Prince continues his recovery from a car crash in Thailand. ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533006/ministry-rejects-prince-chakravuths-position/

Ousted lawmakers vacate seats

Forty-four lawmakers from three political parties lost their status yesterday in the newly-formed National Assembly after winning no seats in the July 29 national election. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50530799/ousted-lawmakers-vacate-seats/

Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

In an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-poll-results-confirm-first-single-party-assembly-0

NA’s permanent committee to approve two senators

The National Assembly is slated to approve the appointment of two senators from the royalist Funcinpec party on Monday to fill in the new 62-seat Senate that will convene its first session at the end of this month. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50299280/nas-permanent-committee-to-approve-two-senators/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111835/official-senate-election-results-released/

‘Little’ campaigning done for Senate polls

The National Election Committee said yesterday that three political parties standing for next week’s Senate election have done very little campaigning, while NGOs said it was a consequence of the main opposition party being dissolved. According to an NEC press release, the three parties that have ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109501/little-campaigning-done-senate-polls/

Former Funcinpec officials file membership complaint

Six officials have filed a complaint to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court asking for their Funcinpec membership to be reinstated after they were removed from the party by its leader, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, at the end of last month. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-funcinpec-officials-file-membership-complaint

Funcinpec asks China for help

The royalist Funcinpec Party has asked the Communist Party of China for assistance in the upcoming 2018 national election.   ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098166/funcinpec-asks-china-help/

Former deputy prime minister calls for protests

Former Funcinpec Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng could be facing a new court case after calling for peaceful protests against the government in a video posted to Facebook yesterday, issuing comments similar to ones that recently saw former opposition leader Sam Rainsy slapped with ...

Niem Chheng and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/former-deputy-prime-minister-calls-protests

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096168/four-parties-join-senate-race/

Parties file separate suits for dissolution of CNRP

The royalist Funcinpec party and the Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) have separately announced plans to file lawsuits to the Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party over charges against leader Kem Sokha of treason. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parties-file-separate-suits-dissolution-cnrp

Prince calls for 3-party coalition

Funcinpec party president Prince Norodom Ranariddh has called on the opposition and ruling parties to form a tripartite coalition with the royalists after Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy and Prime Minister Hun Sen embarked on a “honeymoon” after years spent at each others’ ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prince-calls-3-party-coalition

Prince Ranariddh wins Funcinpec power struggle

Prince Norodom Ranariddh completed his takeover of the royalist Funcinpec party on Thursday, with a national party congress granting him absolute control of the party following a power struggle with the man who engineered his removal as leader in 2006. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prince-ranariddh-wins-funcinpec-power-struggle-79690/

Funcinpec party’s feud over Secretary-General post continues

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the newly elected president of the royalist Funcinpec party, and Nhiek Bun Chhay, its new second vice president, continued to spar Tuesday over the validity of former Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Say Hak’s appointment as the party’s secretary-general. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/funcinpec-partys-feud-over-secretary-general-post-continues-78633/

Funcinpec mass suspension

The royalist Funcinpec Party suspended 114 members from its 340-member steering committee late last month, citing the fact that they had recently been unable to fulfil their obligations, the party said yesterday. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/funcinpec-mass-suspension

Funcinpec leaders ‘to sell off headquarters’

High-ranking members of the royalist Funcinpec party have said they are set to file a court complaint against the party’s senior leaders for allegedly attempting to sell the party’s headquarters for their own personal gain. Sok Sa Vann, a member of the party’s steering committee, maintained ...

Vong Sokheng
http://Funcinpec leaders ‘to sell off headquarters’

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

Cambodia to spend 21 mln USD for July general election

Cambodia will spend about 21 million U.S. dollars to cover for the [sic] proceedings of the general elections on July 28, a senior official at the National Election Committee (NEC) said Friday. “The budget for the forthcoming elections is about 21 million U.S. dollars, up from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/04/c_132080391.htm

Supreme Court Upholds Verdict in Divorce Case

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the verdict of the Appeal Court regarding the division of assets in a high-profile divorce case that has bounced back and forth between the courts for years. Yesterday’s ruling decreed that Nina Kanikar You, ex-wife of former Funcinpec Secretary of State ...

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