Funcinpec leaders visit china communist party benefactors

Funcinpec leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh and second vice president Nhiek Bun Chhay left for China on Sunday to meet with officials from the Chinese Communist Party, the Cambodian royalist party’s longtime benefactor and supporter. ...

Alex Willemyns and Hul Reaksmey

Prince Ranariddh wins Funcinpec power struggle

Prince Norodom Ranariddh completed his takeover of the royalist Funcinpec party on Thursday, with a national party congress granting him absolute control of the party following a power struggle with the man who engineered his removal as leader in 2006. ...

Kang Sothear

More factional tensions clearly visible within Funcinpec party

Nhiek Bun Chhay, second vice president of the royalist Funcinpec party, held a press conference on Friday at his home in Phnom Penh to rail against the party’s president, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, for making decisions without consultation since returning to lead the party in January. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Funcinpec party’s feud over Secretary-General post continues

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the newly elected president of the royalist Funcinpec party, and Nhiek Bun Chhay, its new second vice president, continued to spar Tuesday over the validity of former Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Say Hak’s appointment as the party’s secretary-general. ...

Mech Dara

Funcinpec factions war over who can issue official letters

A petty power struggle over who is authorized to issue official Funcinpec letters broke out over the weekend amid the party’s efforts to integrate two formerly warring internal factions after Prince Norodom Ranariddh returned as its leader last month. ...

Hul Reaksmey and Alex Willemyns

Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled

A day after its opening session and still devoid of the 55 lawmakers-elect of the opposition CNRP, the country’s new, one-party National Assembly voted Prime Minister Hun Sen in for yet another five-year term Tuesday and approved an extensive re­shuffle of his Cabinet. In a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter

Agreement for Government’s Jet Not Yet Signed

In the latest clarification from the government on the subject of it’s new private airliner, a senior aviation official said yesterday that the French-made Airbus A320 is not yet the property of Cambodia, as ownership documents have not been finalized. The 150-seat jet made its inaugural ...

Government's New Jet Takes To the Skies

The government’s brand-new Airbus A320 jet took off on official state business for the first time yesterday, when it departed from Phnom Penh International Airport en route to Beijing with King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath. “It is the government’s plane and is for ...

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