Rainsy claims Monyvann working with ruling party to stage ‘coup’ in CNRP

With the opposition under pressure from the government and teetering on the brink of dissolution, former CNRP President Sam Rainsy has claimed party lawmaker Mao Monyvann is attempting a leadership change in light of current party leader Kem Sokha’s detention – an allegation that was ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga

Cham lawmaker envisioned

A Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker is calling on young Cham party activists to rally support for the opposition party, expressing a desire to see a politician from the Muslim minority join the National Assembly. ...

Niem Chheng

CNRP threatens to censure Kheng over Vietnamese migrants

The opposition yesterday threatened to censure Interior Minister Sar Kheng, accusing the government of not being honest about the number of Vietnamese in the country. ...

Chea Takihiro

With maps, border tension defused—for now

At the height of the CNRP’s campaign to draw attention to illegal Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia, the opposition party in June shifted its offensive toward an old claim—that the government has been complicit in planting border markers well inside Cambodian territory. ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren

CNRP slams gov’t refusal to share border map

Opposition lawmaker Mao Monyvann on Thursday rebuked the government over its repeated refusals to publicly release a copy of a map of Cambodia’s border with Vietnam, saying he would push ahead with a banned press conference to publicize the lack of transparency on the issue. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns

Government tells vietnam to ‘respect the borderline’

The Foreign Affairs Ministry sent a strongly worded diplomatic note to Vietnam on Friday asking its eastern neighbor to “respect the borderline” after an inspection by government officials confirmed that Vietnamese authorities dug five ponds within Cambodian territory in Ratanakiri province. ...

Kuch Naren

Vietnamese spy spotted at CNRP forum

A Vietnamese police officer wearing civilian clothes and a Cambodian police cap was briefly apprehended by attendees of a public forum hosted by the opposition CNRP in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district on Wednesday, according to a lawmaker and local official. ...

Kuch Naren

CNRP lawmaker accuses police of stopping border post trip

CNRP lawmaker Mao Monyvann on Wednesday said his delegation of opposition lawmakers and party supporters was once again thwarted in their efforts to visit a disputed border post along Cambodia’s contentious frontier with Vietnam, this time by Cambodian police. ...

Kuch Naren

CNRP to try to cancel VN border pact

Opposition lawmakers will propose the cancellation of a 2005 amendment to a border treaty with Vietnam in the National Assembly. Speaking yesterday, Sam An said the CNRP is calling for the border map deposited at the United Nations to be enforced. ...

Meas Sokchea

PM wants boundaries issue clarified

Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted to the Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers’ accusations of irregularities in the determination of the Cambodian-Vietnamese boundaries. ...

Va Sonyka

Cham scuffle with soldiers near disputed border area

More than 300 locals from Tbong Khmum province accompanied by opposition lawmakers scuffled with Vietnamese soldiers Sunday morning while trying to reach a disputed 16.6-hectare plot of land along the country’s border with Vietnam. ...

Mech Dara

Self-sufficiency in 3 years: minister

Cambodia’s energy minister promised lawmakers from the National Assembly’s public works and energy commission yesterday that the country will be weaned off of foreign electricity imports within three years, the commission’s vice chairman said in a press conference after the meeting. According to Mao Monyvann, a ...

Pech Sotheary

After deportation, opposition wants Vietnamese out

After the government deported Spanish environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson on Monday, the opposition CNRP has called on the Interior Ministry to turn its attention to thousands of Vietnamese immigrants living in the country illegally. ...

Ouch Sony

Vietnam suspends road construction in Mondolkiri province

A Vietnamese construction crew last month halted the extension of one of the country’s roads into a remote part of Mondolkiri province after complaints were lodged by Cambodian authorities, officials said on Thursday. “We are not 100 percent able to stop Vietnam building the road ...

Aun Pheap

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