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Indonesia to send observers to monitor July’s poll

The Indonesian government will dispatch two teams of observers to monitor the upcoming national election on July 29, according to the Foreign Ministry.​​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503102/indonesia-to-send-observers-to-monitor-julys-poll/

UN Rights envoy claims general election ‘not genuine’ without banned opposition party

Rhona Smith, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, has said that the country’s forthcoming national election will not be “genuine” without the participation of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-rights-envoy-claims-general-election-not-genuine-without-banned-opposition-party/4374548.html

Election will go forward without NGO observers, official says

The upcoming national election on July 29 will take place as scheduled despite no officials from civil society being registered to monitor the process, a senior CPP official said yesterday. Sok Eysan, spokesman for the ruling CPP, said that the national election was approaching and ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50299670/election-will-go-forward-without-ngo-observers-official-says/

Funcinpec asks China for help

The royalist Funcinpec Party has asked the Communist Party of China for assistance in the upcoming 2018 national election.   ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098166/funcinpec-asks-china-help/

Kem Sokha tours country gathering post-election feedback

Taking stock of his party’s June commune elections losses, CNRP president Kem Sokha has embarked on a countrywide tour to gather feedback and intelligence the party can use to steer its national election campaign, party officials said on Tuesday. ...

Ben Paviour and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-sokha-tours-country-gathering-post-election-feedback-133383/

NEC finishes complaints; voter registration prep continues

The National Election Committee (NEC) can now turn its attention to preparations for next year’s national election, which are already underway as voter registration will start in September, said Khorn Keo Mono, director of the NEC’s communications department. Mr. Keo Mono said on Tuesday that ...

Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nec-finishes-complaints-voter-registration-prep-continues-131568/

Spinning the poll results

Already looking ahead to 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen has told his Cambodian People’s Party that had Sunday’s commune elections been a national election, they would have won even more National Assembly seats than they did in 2013. ...

Alex Willemyns and Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/spinning-poll-results

CNRP would slash ministry funds by 20%, spokesman says

The CNRP will cut all ministry budgets by 20 percent if it wins next year’s national election to free up funds to provide $500,000 annually to each commune, the party’s spokesman said on Monday, a proposal dismissed by the ruling party as empty election season ...

Ben Paviour and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/cnrp-slash-ministry-funds-20-spokesman-says-130259/

Cambodia eases deeper into China’s defensive embrace

Cambodia currently faces significant foreign policy challenges amid great power rivalry in the Asia-Pacific. Against the backdrop of US President Donald Trump’s uncertain and unpredictable foreign policy in the region, China’s economic, military, and strategic influence over Cambodia continues to grow. China is now Cambodia’s ...

East Asia Forum
https://aecnewstoday.com/2017/cambodia-eases-deeper-into-chinas-defensive-embrace/

Union wins benefits for garment workers

Most demands made by workers at a Takeo province garment factory were met following a large protest and five hours of negotiation. Asia Dragon (Garment) Co Ltd mediated with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), making concessions on most of the workers’ 16 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wins-benefits-garment-workers

Philippine, Cambodian rice deal still on hold

Four months after the Philippines and Cambodia signed an agreement to increase rice trade, the plan is stuck in limbo. Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia Noe Wong and Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh signed a deal in April for the Philippines National Food Authority to import ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/philippine-cambodian-rice-deal-still-hold

Voters split in Boeung Kak

The battle for Phnom Penh at Sunday’s national election will be fought out with the years-long Boeung Kak land dispute still unresolved, after the city’s governor announced yesterday a solution would be found only after the ballot, villagers said. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, who in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/voters-split-boeung-kak

Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams

For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...

http://www.gulf-times.com/environment/231/details/353963/cambodian-greens-see-red-in-upcoming-dams

Labour orders issued by PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday issued extensive orders to unions, factories, workers and authorities to rid the garment industry of violent strikes, roadblocks and rights violations he says are threatening public order. “There have been many strikes and demonstrations at factories recently, and, in some cases, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032964789/National/labour-orders-issued-by-pm.html

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