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Samrin’s hometown technically in Vietnam

National Assembly President Heng Samrin’s native village is, as map lines go, technically inside of Vietnam, the head of Cambodia’s Royal Academy said at a recent press conference. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samrins-hometown-technically-vietnam

Cambodia, Vietnam to enhance cooperation

Cambodia and Vietnam yesterday pledged to enhance cooperation and also pushed for the completion of demarcating the border to build peace and development. The discussion was held yesterday during a meeting between National Assembly President Heng Samrin and Vietnam’s National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30250/cambodia--vietnam-to-enhance-cooperation/

CNRP: Vietnamese renting land

The government is in a seemingly never-ending PR battle to prove its independence from Vietnam, but that battle took a turn for the worse yesterday when opposition members told government officials that local residents in Svay Rieng province were renting land to Vietnamese farmers, an ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28992/cnrp--vietnamese-renting-land/

Chinese banana grower keen to start plantation

A Chinese agricultural company has agreed to establish a banana plantation in Cambodia, according to a senior government official. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-banana-grower-keen-start-plantation

Vietnam, Cambodia beef up defense ties

Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to fully and effectively actualize protocols on defense cooperation in order to enhance mutual understanding and trust, ensure a peaceful and stable environment for their economic development and foil plots to weaken their relations. ...

The Jakarta Post's Team
http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2016/06/06/vietnam-cambodia-beef-up-defense-ties.html

Justice Min. to debate despite boycott

The Justice Minister will verbally clarify laws and procedures relating to politicians and the judiciary in the National Assembly on June 9, despite requests by the opposition to cancel the session. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25829/justice-min--to-debate-despite-boycott/

Date set for Rainsy’s latest defamation trial

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is living in France to avoid prison time, will be tried over allegations of defaming National Assembly President Heng Samrin starting July 28, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has announced.   ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/date-set-for-defamation-trial-111814/

Not enough women in NA: report

Election watchdog Comfrel criticised National Assembly President Heng Samrin for a lack of commitment to creating a quota for female parliamentarians in a report presented yesterday. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/not-enough-women-na-report

Samrin blocks letter about Vietnamese army ELCs

National Assembly President Heng Samrin has refused to forward to Prime Minister Hun Sen a letter from an opposition lawmaker asking that a group of rubber plantations owned by Vietnamese Ar­my commanders be canceled because they violate the Constitution. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/samrin-blocks-letter-about-vietnamese-army-elcs-107250/

Labour law delayed after protests

The government has agreed to delay the passage of a controversial law governing the trade union sector, announcing it would set up a national workshop to work out the legislation’s thornier clauses on December 15. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-law-delayed-after-protests

Kem Sokha removed as assembly vice president

Ruling party lawmakers removed deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha as first vice president of the National Assembly on Friday morning in a legally dubious vote that was boycotted by the CNRP. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-sokha-removed-as-assembly-vice-president-98833/

CNRP lawmaker punished over Facebook post

Opposition lawmaker Um Sam An has been suspended from the next 15 sessions of parliament and will have his salary cut as punishment for critical comments he posted to Facebook earlier this month, according to a statement issued Friday by the National Assembly’s Sec­retariat General. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-lawmaker-punished-over-facebook-post-89443/

Censured lawmaker admits poor word choice

In the wake of his 15-session suspension from parliament for “insulting” National Assembly President Heng Samrin, opposition lawmaker Um Sam An has defended criticism he posted on social media while expressing regret over his choice of words. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/censured-lawmaker-admits-poor-word-choice

Lawmakers’ letter prompts ire in NA

The National Assembly’s legal council is considering action against opposition lawmaker Un Sam An after he accused Assembly President Heng Samrin of failing to respect the constitution, according to a ruling party lawmaker. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/lawmakers-letter-prompts-ire-na

Assembly president won’t postpone border demarcation

National Assembly President Heng Samrin has refused a request from opposition lawmakers to suspend border demarcation through the 2018 national elections. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/assembly-president-wont-postpone-border-demarcation/2862812.html

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/senior-vietnamese-officials-pay-respects-to-chea-sim-85354/

Cambodia backs topics raised at 132nd IPU Assembly

Cambodian National Assembly (NA) supports topics that are raised by the 132nd Assembly of the Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) organizing committee and believed that those topics will be agreed among IPU members, said Heng Samrin, president of Cambodian National Assembly, while meeting with his Vietnamese ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodia-backs-topics-raised-at-132nd-ipu-assembly-8360

Local pol pushes on revenue at Angkor Wat

An opposition lawmaker in Siem Reap province is planning to file a complaint to the Constitutional Council to review National Assembly President Heng Samrin’s decision not to forward his request to terminate Sokimex’s Angkor Wat ticket collection licence. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/local-pol-pushes-revenue-angkor-wat

Lao president hails relations with Cambodia

President Choummaly Sayasone told Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni last week that Laos highly values the bilateral relations and cooperation it enjoys with Cambodia. Leaders of the two countries have maintained regular contact and exchanged visits. The two neighbours have cooperated in a broad range of ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/lao-president-hails-relations-with-cambodia-8255

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