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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

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

Kong Korm: ‘Arrogant’ Sam Rainsy has ‘betrayed the people’s will’

Kong Korm, the former top adviser to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who recently announced his return to the political stage, has blasted Sam Rainsy’s “arrogance”.​ He said the leadership of the newly nominated “acting president” of the party has “betrayed the people’s ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kong-korm-arrogant-sam-rainsy-has-betrayed-peoples-will

Rainsy’s ex-adviser urges voting

Kong Korm, one of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party’s top advisers, on Thursday criticised his former colleague Sam Rainsy for calling on voters to boycott the July 29 national elections. He said the people should honour the King and head to the polls. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsys-ex-adviser-urges-voting

Former SRP president slams arrest of Um Sam An

As the opposition marked the 41st anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, one of its senior officials yesterday lashed out at the imprisonment of a CNRP lawmaker for criticising the government’s handling of the Vietnamese border issue. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-srp-president-slams-arrest-um-sam

Sam Rainsy Party meets soon to pick new chief

Sam Rainsy Party deputy president Teav Vannol yesterday declined to say whether he would take leadership of the party in the wake of president Kong Korm’s retirement, though a fellow senator said it was all but a foregone conclusion. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-rainsy-party-meets-soon-pick-new-chief

NGO law set to pass senate this week

The contentious law on associations and NGOs will likely pass the Senate this week, after it is reviewed tomorrow and Wednesday opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) senator Kong Korm said yesterday. ...

Muny Sithyna and Vincent MacIsaac
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13459/ngo-law-set-to-pass-senate-this-week/

UN expert urges senate to reject NGO law

U.N. human rights expert Maina Kiai on Thursday urged Cambodia’s Senate not to pass a controversial NGO law that the National Assembly approved this week, warning that the legislation could have “disastrous” effects. ...

Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-expert-urges-senate-to-reject-ngo-law-88701/

SRP leader slams Sam Rainsy over senator’s mandate

Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) leader Kong Korm has rebuked the party’s former leader and namesake Sam Rainsy for annulling a decision to replace Senator Thak Lany midway through her term. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/srp-leader-slams-sam-rainsy-over-senators-mandate-80675/

Opposition councilors bemoan ministry directive

A number of provincial and district councilors aligned with the opposition have not been paid in the past two months following a Ministry of Interior directive in March calling for their salaries to be halted and positions revoked, according to the secretary-general of the Sam ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/opposition-councilors-bemoan-ministry-directive-58131/

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