NEC releases preliminary election results: CPP’s dominates, Funcinpec in distant second

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a sweeping victory, while Funcinpec and the Khmer National United Party received the second and third most votes, according to preliminary election results announced by the National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday. ...

Seoung Nimol and Khuon Narim

Funcinpec official looks to have members fired

A high-ranking Funcinpec official has published a petition calling for the dismissal of two prominent party members, accusing the pair of nepotism. Seng Haksrun, deputy secretary-general and adviser to party President Prince Norodom Ranariddh, wrote the complaint against Por Bun Sreu, deputy party president, and ...

Mech Dara

Ex-deputy PM Lay Sreng called in to court for defamation

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng, who has been abroad since October, has been summonsed to appear in Phnom Penh Municipal Court for a defamation hearing on January 25. Lay Sreng, 77, was sued for defamation by his former party, Funcinpec, and Prime Minister ...

Niem Chheng

Despite ban on foreign funding, Ranariddh says Funcinpec donation is up to China

Funcinpec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh yesterday doubled down on his seemingly illegal request for Chinese aid, claiming it was his “right”, despite the law explicitly prohibiting political parties from accepting foreign funds. ...

Ben Sokhean

Government will not look into Funcinpec request for aid from China

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said royalist party Funcinpec will not be investigated for requesting funds from China, despite an article in the Law on Political Parties banning parties from receiving financial support from foreign governments and institutions. ...

Ben Sokhean

Funcinpec ‘ready’ to replace CNRP

Funcinpec president Prince Norodom Ranariddh says his party will meet on Monday to pick 60 out of 123 senior party members to take up parliamentary positions if the CNRP is dissolved. ...

May Titthara

PM sues Lay Sreng for ‘defamation’ over phone call comments

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s lawyer yesterday filed a lawsuit against former Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng for defamation over comments made during a private phone conversation leaked to social media. ...

Niem Chheng

Ex-deputy PM flees after threat

​Former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Funcinpec official Lu Lay Sreng left the country for Thailand yesterday morning, the day after the royalist party and Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to file lawsuits against him for disparaging the King and accusing the government of bribing Funcinpec. ...

Niem Chheng

Prince Ranariddh says visit to China fruitful for bilateral ties

Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh, president of royalist Funcinpec Party, said Wednesday that his four-day tour to China has completed successfully. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Funcinpec leaders visit china communist party benefactors

Funcinpec leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh and second vice president Nhiek Bun Chhay left for China on Sunday to meet with officials from the Chinese Communist Party, the Cambodian royalist party’s longtime benefactor and supporter. ...

Alex Willemyns and Hul Reaksmey

Arun Rasmey ends run with Fncinpec party

Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey has resigned from her position as a deputy president of the royalist Funcinpec party, prompting analysts to question the viability of the party’s attempts at revitalisation under returned leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh. ...

Meas Sokchea and Daniel Pye

NEC Calls for Council Election Candidates

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday called on political parties to send in lists of proposed candidates who wish to be considered in the upcoming municipal, provincial, city and district council elections, which are scheduled for May 18. NEC President Im Suosdey said at a ...

Hul Reaksmey

FUNCINPEC staff to receive the long delayed salary before Chinese New Year

Nhiek Bunchay, Secretary General of FUNCINPEC Party said yesterday that the royalist Party would pay the seven month salaries it owed to its staff before the coming Chinese New Year. FUNCINPEC Secretary General Nhiek Bun Chhay also said that the long delay of the payment was ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled

A day after its opening session and still devoid of the 55 lawmakers-elect of the opposition CNRP, the country’s new, one-party National Assembly voted Prime Minister Hun Sen in for yet another five-year term Tuesday and approved an extensive re­shuffle of his Cabinet. In a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter

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 ...

Agreement for Government’s Jet Not Yet Signed

In the latest clarification from the government on the subject of it’s new private airliner, a senior aviation official said yesterday that the French-made Airbus A320 is not yet the property of Cambodia, as ownership documents have not been finalized. The 150-seat jet made its inaugural ...

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