Analysis: If the CNRP is dissolved, CPP’s efforts to rid itself of a challenger will be realised

In 2012, a little over a month after the Human Rights Party and Sam Rainsy Party won a combined 40 commune chief positions in local elections, the two groups met in Manila, finally agreeing on what had been bandied about for years: a united opposition ...

Ananth Baliga and Mech Dara

Sam Rainsy Party meets soon to pick new chief

Sam Rainsy Party deputy president Teav Vannol yesterday declined to say whether he would take leadership of the party in the wake of president Kong Korm’s retirement, though a fellow senator said it was all but a foregone conclusion. ...

Vong Sokheng

Opposition councilors bemoan ministry directive

A number of provincial and district councilors aligned with the opposition have not been paid in the past two months following a Ministry of Interior directive in March calling for their salaries to be halted and positions revoked, according to the secretary-general of the Sam ...

Hul Reaksmey

Politics not quite all in the family

Kem Sokhon, the brother of Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy president Kem Sokha, is continuing to progress through government ranks. Sokhon – who has been openly critical of his brother’s policies since defecting from the opposition – told the Post yesterday he is now an adviser to senior ...

Meas Sokchea

Opposition CNRP Leaders to Face Court Today

Opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha are due to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court as scheduled this morning after retaining the services of a new lawyer, a CNRP spokesman said Monday. Mr. Rainsy and Mr. Sokha, as well as union leaders Rong Chhun ...

Eang Mengleng and Alex Willemyns

Hope for freedom of information?

Representatives from civil society and the opposition gathered yesterday to push for the adoption of an access to information law – a move that comes less than a month after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Ministry of Information to hasten its development. Two laws dealing ...

Chhay Channyda

Speed up FOI law, PM says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Ministry of Information to accelerate the drafting of a long-awaited freedom of information law that could see more transparency in the Kingdom’s government. According to a press release issued by the Council of Ministers after a cabinet meeting ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah

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

Tax revenues increase by 22.9 per cent

The Kingdom’s tax revenues increased by more than 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year. Officials said the rise reflects an influx of new buinesses and investments. Opposition lawmakers, however, claim that the numbers are still far ...

Tax revenue sees a 27 per cent jump

The Kingdom’s tax revenue increased 27.85 per cent in the first two months compared to a year earlier, a figure the opposition party said is low due to corruption and tax cheats. According to the data from the General Department of Taxation (GDT), total tax revenue ...

Rosewood gambit fails

A disguised shipment of nearly eight cubic metres of illegal rosewood worth an estimated $50,000 was snagged yesterday in a Forestry Administration dragnet in Siem Reap province after agents in Banteay Meanchey alerted authorities the shipment was headed their way, Forestry officials said. Siem Reap Provincial ...

Local brokers still manipulate prices: farmers

Farmers have expressed concern over local brokers’ manipulation of the market during harvest season, reducing buying prices for farmers who have no access to actual market rates. While some farmers have already completed their harvests, others have left their fields barren, fearing brokers will reduce ...

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