Former KPP leader pardoned by King

King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday granted a royal pardon to former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha, who had been jailed for just over a year after being convicted of inciting military personnel disobedience and demoralising the army. .. ...

Khuon Narim

KPP joins call to boycott but NEC, CPP brush off legitimacy concerns, hailing number of parties

Responding to the National Election Committee’s official announcement that 20 political parties will be on the ballot for the July 29 national elections, the CNRP and Khmer Power Party – both of which have former leaders in jail – claimed they wouldn’t recognise the poll ...

Ben Sokhean

KPP head arrested for Facebook post criticising deployment of troops to Laos border

Khmer Power Party head and former convicted “terrorist” Sourn Serey Ratha was arrested yesterday over a Facebook post criticising the deployment of troops to the Laos border by suggesting that grunts in the field would suffer while the military’s leaders hung back to enjoy “money” ...

Meas Sokchea

Parties lambast legal changes

Two of Cambodia’s minor parties yesterday railed against the adoption of amendments to the Law on Political Parties, saying their rapid push through parliament waylaid important legislation and served only the political interests of Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Meas Sokchea

Foreign affairs minister dodges defamation case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has thrown out a defamation case against Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong that was filed by Khmer Power Party (KPP) President Sourn Serey Ratha in December after Mr. Namhong called the politician’s supporters terrorists. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Dissident files lawsuit against Hor Namhong

Sourn Serey Ratha, president of the nascent Khmer Power Party (KPP), on Monday filed a defamation and incitement lawsuit against Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, following through on a threat he made last week. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Khmer Power Party targets Sokha, PM

The fledgling Khmer Power Party has backed calls for Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy leader Kem Sokha to resign as the National Assembly’s deputy president. ...

Vong Sokheng and Taing Vida

Self-exiled ‘terrorist’ sets date for return, plans border trip

Political hopeful and self-exiled dissident Sourn Serey Ratha said Monday that he will make his return to Cambodia after spending years abroad on October 1, in time to mark the anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement with a trip to the country’s contentious border with ...

Zsombor Peter

One-time ‘terrorists’ get political party

The Interior Ministry officially registered the Khmer Power Party on Friday, after years of insisting—despite a lack of evidence—that its parent group, the Khmer People Power Movement, was a terrorist organization. ...

Aun Pheap

KPP party hits registry snag

A dissident group is expected to file paperwork today with the Interior Ministry marking its final step towards becoming a political party. ...

Chhay Channyda

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