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King orders new appeal court staff appointments

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of 18 judges across the three newly established regional Appeal Courts. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-orders-new-appeal-court-staff-appointments

Anti-Corruption Unit investigates wealth of sacked RCAF general

A probe was launched on Monday into the excessive wealth of the sacked commander of the Ratanakkiri provincial Military Police, Kim Reaksmey, despite no official complaint having been filed as yet, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) president Om Yentieng said. “Using our own authority and information available ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-corruption-unit-investigates-wealth-sacked-rcaf-general

New KWP president named

The former senior adviser to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kong Korm, has been named the honorary president of the Khmer Will Party (KWP). The appointment came after Korm and his son Kong Bora became the first of 118 banned senior CNRP ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/new-kwp-president-named

Former chief bodyguard receives royal pardon

The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-chief-bodyguard-receives-royal-pardon

King ‘rehabilitates’ Kong Korm and son to pave way for return

King Norodom Sihamoni on Tuesday granted “rehabilitation” to Kong Korm and his son Kong Bora – the first of 118 opposition officials banned from politics for five years to request a royal decree – allowing them to return to the political fold. The 118 high-ranking ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/king-rehabilitates-kong-korm-and-son-pave-way-return

King signs Article 45 amendment paving way for opposition return

The change to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has gone into effect after King Norodom Sihamoni signed off on the amendment on Sunday. It gives the prime minister the power to request the return of political rights to those banned by the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/king-signs-article-45-amendment-paving-way-opposition-return

‘Unity’ urged by King as West ‘boycotts’ opening

King Norodom Sihamoni used the opening of parliament on Wednesday morning to call for “strong national solidarity based on the spirit of national unity” as he inaugurated the sixth mandate of the National Assembly in a ceremony that was devoid of representatives from major Western ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unity-urged-king-west-boycotts-opening

PM calls for reshuffle of ministry

Prime minister-designate Hun Sen on Friday sent a letter to King Norodom Sihamoni, requesting a reshuffle among top brass at the Ministry of Interior. Seen by The Post on Saturday, the letter indicates that 10 senior officials have reached retirement age. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-reshuffle-ministry

Jailed CNRP 14 receive royal pardon

In a royal decree signed on Monday night, King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned 14 former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials, including senior official Meach Sovannara, at the request of prime minister-designate Hun Sen. They were released last night. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jailed-cnrp-14-receive-royal-pardon

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526482/former-kpp-leader-pardoned-by-king-2/

Boeung Kak’s Vanny is released

Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny was freed from Prey Sar prison on Monday night after a release warrant was issued by Phnom Penh Municipal Court. This followed a Royal Pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni. Three other Boeung Kak land activists were also released ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kaks-vanny-released

Hun Sen formally appointed as PM

King Norodom Sihamoni on Friday appointed Hun Sen as prime minister with the duty of organising a government for approval by the National Assembly. On his re-appointment, Mr Hun Sen pledged to do his best to serve the whole nation for another five-year term after ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524420/hun-sen-formally-appointed-as-pm/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-deputy-pm-lay-sreng-called-court-defamation

King signs promotion for 45 new generals

The King has signed off on another round of mass military promotions, elevating 45 officers to the rank of brigadier general, contributing to the rising total of at least 607 new generals in the last 10 months. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-signs-promotion-45-new-generals

Proposed law to ban insulting monarchy prompts free speech fears

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng held a meeting with other top ministry officials yesterday to discuss introducing a legal amendment banning insults to the King, similar to so-called “lèse-majesté” laws in Thailand, which critics have characterised as a cudgel to suppress dissent. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/proposed-law-ban-insulting-monarchy-prompts-free-speech-fears

King signs off on amended election laws allowing CNRP seat redistribution

King Norodom Sihamoni signed off on four sets of controversial amendments to Cambodia’s electoral laws yesterday, officially approving provisions that will allow the opposition CNRP’s seats to be redistributed in the event of its dissolution. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-signs-amended-election-laws-allowing-cnrp-seat-redistribution

King’s CPP stand-in enacts party law changes

Senate President Say Chhum signed controversial amendments to the Law on Political Parties on Friday, effectively preventing former CNRP President Sam Rainsy from supporting his former party from overseas. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kings-cpp-stand-in-enacts-party-law-changes-133040/

King again in Beijing for contested Party Law’s signing

King Norodom Sihamoni will once again be out of Cambodia on the day that widely condemned new laws are due to be signed into force, prompting some observers to suggest he is abstaining from affixing his signature to politically questionable legislation. ...

Meas Sokchea and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-again-beijing-contested-party-laws-signing

King calls for forest protection

King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday oversaw a tree planting ceremony in Kandal province to mark the 27th Arbor Day, pleading for all citizens to protect the country’s forests. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40129/king-calls-for-forest-protection/

King away; senate president to sign party law

With King Norodom Sihamoni out of the country, Senate President and CPP stalwart Say Chhum is set to sign off on controversial new changes to the Law on Political Parties, the last step in what some are calling the final, fatal blow to Cambodia’s democracy. ...

Van Roeun and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/king-away-senate-president-to-sign-party-law-126142/

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