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Assembly votes in new lawmaker

Ruling Cambodian People’s Party member Yin Bunnang will take the seat of recently deceased lawmaker Im Sethy, representing Kampong Cham province, the National Assembly announced yesterday. The assembly also selected a lawmaker to replace Sethy on the justice commission. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/assembly-votes-new-lawmaker

China to foot bill for new National Assembly offices

Just days after Cambodia was accused of watering down an ASEAN statement on the South China Sea, China promised to pay for a $16 million, 12-floor administration building for the National Assembly during a visit of delegates to the country led by Assembly President Heng ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-foot-bill-new-national-assembly-offices

Promnea looks set for constitutional council membership

The National Assembly’s permanent committee yesterday put forward Sam Promnea, a former Tourism Ministry secretary of state, as a new member of Cambodia’s Constitutional Council.   ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/promnea-looks-set-constitutional-council-membership

Hun Sen moves to reshuffle his cabinet

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday submitted a proposed cabinet reshuffle to the National Assembly, just weeks after he publicly warned some ministers to improve their work or risk being fired, according to a senior official.   ...

Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-moves-to-reshuffle-his-cabinet-109986/

Amid border tension, officials told to shape up

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday handed down a list of instructions to government officials working along the country’s border with Vietnam to help tamp down newly inflamed tensions along disputed stretches of the frontier, including an order to stop cutting informal deals with their ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/amid-border-tension-officials-told-to-shape-up-88330/

CPP lawmaker wants CNRP colleague to keep quiet on graft

National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun on Wednesday called on CNRP President Sam Rainsy to gag a senior opposition lawmaker who has repeatedly agitated for an investigation into gross misspending and nepotism within parliament. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-lawmaker-wants-cnrp-colleague-to-keep-quiet-on-graft-80099/

Assembly's finance chief denies malfeasance

The chairman of parliament’s banking and finance commission yesterday rejected allegations of misuse of state funds at the National Assembly, which were raised on Tuesday by opposition lawmaker Son Chhay. Cheam Yeap, a ruling Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker who heads the commission, said Chhay was wrong ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/assemblys-finance-chief-denies-malfeasance

Assembly Secretary-General stonewalls over misspending

The secretary-general of the National Assembly, who has been accused of allowing gross misspending and nepotism in parliament, spent two hours Tuesday refusing to answer questions over allegations from lawmakers on the Assembly’s commission on finance and audits, according to the commission’s vice chairman. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/assembly-secretary-general-stonewalls-over-misspending-79456/

Official summoned over gross misspending

The National Assembly’s banking and finance commission has called parliament’s chief administrator for questioning on Tuesday over alleged spending irregularities in a 2015 budget that included buying 30 new cars at $200,000 each and spending $25,000 on a flagpole. ...

Holly Robertson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/official-summoned-over-gross-misspending-79259/

Questioning over assembly misspending delayed

Son Chhay, the deputy chairman of the National Assembly’s banking and finance commission, on Tuesday accused commission chairman Cheam Yeap of deliberately avoiding summoning the chief administrator of the parliament for questioning over alleged gross spending irregularities. ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/questioning-over-assembly-misspending-delayed-78621/

Assembly official accused of gross misspending

The National Assembly’s banking and finance commission decided on Wednesday to summon Leng Peng Long, parliament’s chief administrative official, for questioning over claims of nepotism and alleged spending irregularities including $25,000 spent on a flagpole, the commission’s deputy chairman said. ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/assembly-official-accused-of-gross-misspending-77824/

Nepotism in assembly not illegal, spokesman says

CPP National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said Saturday that there will be no investigation into why the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks are stacked with family members of one of its chief administrators, explaining that no law prohibits nepotism in the public sector. CNRP chief whip Son Chhay ...

Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nepotism-in-assembly-not-illegal-spokesman-says-71939/

Chhay presses graft case

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay will send letters to National Assembly President Heng Samrin and First Deputy President Kem Sokha this week urging the leaders to take legal action against the parliament’s secretary-general, Leng Peng Long. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/chhay-presses-graft-case

Cambodian opposition lawmaker wants probe of nepotism claims

A senior Cambodian opposition lawmaker has lodged a complaint against a high-ranking, ruling-party official in parliament, accusing him of corruption and nepotism, but is frustrated by the lack of response. Son Chhay, from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), charged that Mith Karen, parliament’s deputy ...

Roseanne Gerin
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/nepotism-10282014183526.html

CNRP whip cries foul on nepotism in parliament

CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay has sent a letter to National Assembly Secretary-General Leng Peng Long accusing the official’s deputy of stacking the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks with members of his extended family. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-whip-cries-foul-on-nepotism-in-parliament-70668/

Chhay aims to purge Nat'l Assembly of ‘ghosts’

Senior opposition lawmaker Son Chhay has formally requested that the entire staff list of the National Assembly’s more than 1,000-strong secretariat be turned over to him for investigation as part of a bid to root out “ghost” workers and nepotistic appointments. As part of his one-man ...

Pech Sotheary and Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/chhay-aims-purge-natl-assembly-%E2%80%98ghosts%E2%80%99

Cambodian leader pays visit to Vietnam

A delegation of high-ranking officials from the kingdom of Cambodia, led by Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, the Cambodian National Assembly’s President, arrive in Ha Noi this morning to begin their official visit to Viet Nam. ...

Viet Nam News Staff
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/258950/cambodian-leader-pays-visit-to-viet-nam.html

Energy Minister to be questioned in parliament over Se San 2 dam construction

Energy Minister Suy Sem will answer in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday this week over the construction plan of Se San 2 dam in Stung Treng province, according to a press statement by the General Secretariat of the National Assembly. ...

The Cambodia Herald New Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=ZDNlZWE0MjhjNjQ

Parliament calls to action over use of invalid number plates

Cambodia’s National Assembly Secretary General, Leng Peng Long, called on the Ministry of Interior to take decisive action over members of parliament whose vehicles still use out of date number plates. On Thursday, the Secretariat of the National Assembly had informed lawmakers and former lawmakers ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzA4YWM3NjQzYzd

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