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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

Hun Sen: Peace brought by Khmers, not ‘foreign hands’

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday rejected the idea that “foreign hands” or assistance secured a resolution to Cambodia’s civil war in the early 1990s, warning historians to refrain from claiming the international community was responsible for peace-building in the country. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-peace-brought-khmers-not-foreign-hands

Hun Sen lauds Korean détente at Pyeongchang

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded the short-term “reconciliation” between North and South Korea as they compete under a united flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, taking a swipe at countries he claimed were “dissatisfied” with the united front. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-lauds-korean-detente-pyeongchang

Hun Manet talks colour revolution

Senior military official and son of the prime minister Hun Manet yesterday joined his father in using an event to commemorate the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge as an opportunity to voice authorities’ commitment to thwarting any attempts to topple the current government through a ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-manet-talks-colour-revolution

Kem Sokha appoints two more advisors

Kem Sokha, vice president of the National Assembly, asked to appoint Say Bori and Lao Mong Hay, both obtained doctorate, to be his personal advisors, according to his letter sent to the President of the National Assembly. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/kem-sokha-appoints-two-more-advisors-7795

Reform talk from CPP

The Cambodian People’s Party is prepared to make sweeping changes during its fifth government mandate, including improving the often-criticised judiciary and prioritising social justice, a government spokesman said. This “period of reform” would see deep-seated changes across a number of ministries in response to grievances expressed ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/reform-talk-cpp

Rights Group Denounces Gag Order on Lawyers Before Election

New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Cambodian Bar Association of trying to silence potential government critics ahead of July’s national elections by imposing restrictions on lawyers making public statements. The Bar Association and the Information Ministry have both issued edicts that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Bilateral Talks, and Their Two Interpretations

Two polarizing narratives emerged after the Monday night discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hun Sen, with the U.S. claiming it had been “tense,” while Cambodia insisted the talks were cordial. When it came to agenda, Mr. Obama put human rights, electoral and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hun Sen to Hold Bilateral Talks With Obama During Summit

Prime Minister Hun Sen will hold bilateral talks with U.S. President Barack Obama when the newly re-elected American leader visits Phnom Penh during this month’s East Asia and Asean Summits. Mr. Hun Sen announced the bilateral meeting in a letter to Mr. Obama on Wednesday congratulating ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Deals With China Inked

Cambodia agreed to acquire Chinese-made Z-9 helicopters for US$195 million in one of 26 memorandums of understanding agreed by the two countries on Saturday. Cooperation was pledged in sectors such as energy, mining, agriculture and road construction, as well as defense spending and aid. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082251177/Business/deals-with-china-inked.html

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