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Funcinpec ‘ready’ to replace CNRP

Funcinpec president Prince Norodom Ranariddh says his party will meet on Monday to pick 60 out of 123 senior party members to take up parliamentary positions if the CNRP is dissolved. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088551/funcinpec-ready-replace-cnrp/

IPU Finds Assembly Has Little Loans Oversight

Cambodia’s National Assembly is lacking, compared to other countries’ parliaments, in the oversight it exercises over new loans taken out by the government from international financial institutions, according to a new report. The study, published Tuesday by Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the World Bank, found ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ipu-finds-assembly-has-little-loans-oversight-36432/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Lawmakers Reject Petition

Lawmakers from Cambodia’s ruling party on Monday refused to accept a petition from hundreds of people who held a rally calling for the government’s help in resolving land disputes, drawing criticism from activists who questioned the effectiveness of the country’s parliament. The appeal, which contained more ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/petition-12172012164439.html

Germany, Cambodia cement stronger investment, and tourism relations

Hermann Otto Solms, vice president of the German Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, Monday pledged to encourage German investors and tourists to Cambodia in order to cement the bi-lateral ties. Hermann made his remarks during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the ...

http://www.livetradingnews.com/germany-cambodia-cement-stronger-investment-and-tourism-relations-75348.htm#.T-cPdWBREXx

At least debate FOI draft: SRP lawmaker

Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Son Chhay has sent an amended version of his draft freedom-of-information law to the National Assembly this morning and urged the parliament to at least debate the legislation. Son Chhay said yesterday his revised law had taken into account amendments requested ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030254822/National-news/at-least-debate-foi-draft-srp-lawmaker.html

Fund raising: Kingdom may borrow more in 2012

Cambodia could borrow US$1.1 billion from other countries in 2012, 75 per cent more than this year, to help repair infrastructure damaged in flooding and support efforts to increase rice exports to one million tonnes by 2015, a senior official said yesterday. Cheam Yeap, chairman of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110152450/Business/fund-raising-kingdom-may-borrow-more-in-2012.html

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