Border dispute turned into ‘popularity contest’

The newly formed Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) called on the country’s two largest political parties to put the national interest ahead of their own, as it released documents outlining its internal structure and code of ethics over the weekend. ...

Chea Takihiro

UN border maps arrive next week

A series of maps held by the UN showing the Cambodian-Vietnamese borders will arrive here next week to help in the contentious process of settling the international boundaries. ...

Ros Chanveasna

New Education ministry ban comes under fire

The backlash began Wednesday against a new Education Ministry directive that bans political activities and unauthorized associations at academic institutions, with the country’s largest teachers’ union and various youth groups accusing the government of hypocrisy. ...

Mech Dara and Simon Henderson

VN issued second border note

The Cambodian government has sent a second diplomatic note in the space of three days to the Vietnamese embassy, demanding an end to encroachment across an as-yet-unmarked section of the shared border. The second note – published yesterday by Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on his ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP lawmakers lead another trip to disputed VN border

Continuing a campaign by the opposition to inspect alleged encroachment upon Cambodian territory along the Vietnamese border, CNRP lawmaker Ou Chanrith on Saturday led a trip to a disputed cashew farm in Svay Rieng province, fellow lawmaker Kong Saphea said Sunday. ...

Aun Pheap

Group to mull rent controls

The ruling and opposition parties announced on Saturday the creation of a new working group to discuss a bipartisan plan to table a rent control law that will regulate rising housing prices and sudden rental hikes for all tenants in the Kingdom. Originally, the plan ...

Sarah Taguiam and Pech Sotheary

National Assembly to vote for new leadership next Tuesday

123 lawmakers from ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) will vote on August 26, 2014 to elect new leadership of the National Assembly. According to the general commissariat of the National Assembly, the agenda will include: Vote for Nguon Nhil ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Hun Sen Offers ‘Back Pay’ to Ousted Opposition Lawmakers

Prime Minister Hun Sen has offered to pay back the lost salaries of opposition lawmakers who were stripped of their parliamentary posts in June by the then CPP-led National Assembly, a CNRP official said. The offer to back-pay the 27 lawmakers from the Sam Rainsy Party ...

Colin Meyn

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