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NA ratifies law amendments

The National Assembly on Thursday ratified two amendments to laws intended to improve the representation and efficiency of sub-national administrations and local elections. This is part of an ongoing effort to decentralise power in the Kingdom. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/na-ratifies-law-amendments

Hun Sen: No one negotiates better than me in 'history of world leaders'

In a boast reminiscent of US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Hun Sen went on a tangent on Wednesday before thousands of garment workers in Por Sen Chey district extolling his negotiating prowess, calling himself one of the top negotiators in the “history of world ...

Ben Sokhean and Quinn Libson
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-no-one-negotiates-better-me-history-world-leaders

PM Hun Sen questions Vietnam’s loyalty, accuses Sam Rainsy of treason

In an unusual reversal of rhetoric, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly questioned the loyalty of long-time ally Vietnam on Wednesday, while ordering the interior and justice ministries to thoroughly investigate former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for treason for allegedly colluding with the Kingdom’s eastern neighbour. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hun-sen-questions-vietnams-loyalty-accuses-sam-rainsy-treason

Cambodia plunges in democracy survey after CNRP dissolution

The state of democracy in Cambodia has declined to the point where it is now led by an outright “authoritarian” regime, according to the latest Democracy Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Democracy Index 2017, released yesterday, ranked Cambodia 124th out of 167 countries, ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-plunges-democracy-survey-after-cnrp-dissolution

Hun Sen says he will ‘stop talking’ about CNRP

Prime Minister Hun Sen said from now on he will “stop talking” about the recently dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party and instructed his government officials to do the same, before vowing that self-exiled opposition members who returned to Cambodia would not face arrest. ...

Ben Sokhean and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-says-he-will-stop-talking-about-cnrp

Kem ley’s murder seen as a catalyst for a revolution of the mind

The murder of popular political analyst Kem Ley earlier this month, and the fallout from the killing, could push more Cambodians to question the actions of authorities and even to stand up against the ruling party, local observers say. ...

Say Mony
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/kem-ley-murder-seen-as-a-catalyst-for-a-revolution-of-mind/3432654.html

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