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Former CNRP lawmaker predicts Sam Rainsy role may ‘split’ the part

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Ou Chanrath predicted on Tuesday that Sam Rainsy’s contentious new position as acting president may cause an inevitable “split” in the party. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/former-cnrp-lawmaker-predicts-sam-rainsy-role-may-split-party

Kong Korm: ‘Arrogant’ Sam Rainsy has ‘betrayed the people’s will’

Kong Korm, the former top adviser to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who recently announced his return to the political stage, has blasted Sam Rainsy’s “arrogance”.​ He said the leadership of the newly nominated “acting president” of the party has “betrayed the people’s ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kong-korm-arrogant-sam-rainsy-has-betrayed-peoples-will

PM says no more negotiations

Prime Minister Hun Sen renewed his vow over the weekend not to negotiate with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Hun Sen reiterated that he would hold direct talks with the international community over political issues in the Kingdom. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-says-no-more-negotiations

Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-rainsy-government-group-set-clash-ipu-geneva-meet

Support, protest for Hun Sen as groups attack each other

During Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official visit to the UN, rallies in support and against him took place over the weekend as planned, with supporters of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) attacking each other. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/support-protest-hun-sen-groups-attack-each-other

Emails in focus on sixth day of Ricketson trial

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson was grilled on Tuesday, over his connections to the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Sam Rainsy. It marked the sixth day of his hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over espionage charges. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emails-focus-sixth-day-ricketson-trial

Hun Sen tells Rainsy to stake life on poll figures

Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called out former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and swore on his life that the latter’s claims of inflated voter turnout figures or intimidation surrounding the July 29 national elections were unfounded. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-tells-rainsy-stake-life-poll-figures

Preliminary turnout said to be over 82% as votes are cast

Caretaker prime minister and president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen cast his vote in the 2018 national elections – in which preliminary turnout figures were said to be more than 82 percent – on Sunday morning, in front of some 100 national ...

Niem Chheng, Mech Dara and Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preliminary-turnout-said-be-over-82-votes-are-cast

Khmer Will Party seeks to rope in 3M voters before national poll

At its party conference on Sunday, the Khmer Will Party (KWP) claimed its plan was to gather the support of three million former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) followers as it heads for the national polls on July 29. It also criticised the populist call, ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-will-party-seeks-rope-3m-voters-national-poll

Rainsy election boycott call a ‘betrayal of King’

Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday criticised calls from former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Sam Rainsy to boycott the July 29 elections as a “betrayal to the King, nation and people”. He also labelled Rainsy “stupid” in comparing himself with the late ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-election-boycott-call-betrayal-king

Court told to act against former opposition leader for insulting King

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has ordered the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor to begin legal proceedings against the Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) president, Sam Rainsy, for “insulting” the King, Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin told The Post. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-told-act-against-former-opposition-leader-insulting-king

Rainsy: PM will lose legitimacy after polls

The former president of the now dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Sam Rainsy, believes the political situation in the Kingdom is ripe for change. He said regardless of the results of the election, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s position will become untenable after he loses ...

Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-pm-will-lose-legitimacy-after-polls

Election body asks Interior to pursue Rainsy, CNRP for boycott calls

Speaking during a meeting with stakeholders, officials from the National Election Committee (NEC) said it had requested the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party and its former leader, Sam Rainsy, for calling on people to forgo voting ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/election-body-asks-interior-pursue-rainsy-cnrp-boycott-calls

Rainsy announces ‘official’ election boycott

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy formally called for a boycott of this year’s national election in the name of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party on Saturday, though some former senior party leaders challenged his authority to speak on behalf of the opposition. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-announces-official-election-boycott

Government propaganda film rehashes unsupported claims of ‘terrorism’ plots

The Cambodian government issued an 18-minute propaganda film on Monday, insinuating that political dissidents Sam Serey, Sourn Serey Ratha and Sam Rainsy are “terrorists” working together to overthrow Hun Sen’s regime. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-propaganda-film-rehashes-unsupported-claims-terrorism-plots

Rainsy summoned for 'treason' over alleged Montagnard deal

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been summoned from exile to answer a charge of “treason” over an alleged agreement he made with a pro-Montagnard activist. Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sieng Sok issued a letter on Thursday to summon Rainsy as a “suspect” ...

Chhay Channyda
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-summoned-treason-over-alleged-montagnard-deal

PM Hun Sen questions Vietnam’s loyalty, accuses Sam Rainsy of treason

In an unusual reversal of rhetoric, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly questioned the loyalty of long-time ally Vietnam on Wednesday, while ordering the interior and justice ministries to thoroughly investigate former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for treason for allegedly colluding with the Kingdom’s eastern neighbour. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hun-sen-questions-vietnams-loyalty-accuses-sam-rainsy-treason

Rainsy’s vow of ‘autonomy’ for ethnic group sets off treason probe

The Interior Ministry said it will investigate documents and a video from 2013 that resurfaced yesterday showing former opposition leader Sam Rainsy committing to upholding the rights of ethnic minorities in four northeastern Cambodian provinces, with a Justice Ministry spokesman saying it qualified as “treason”. ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsys-vow-autonomy-ethnic-group-sets-treason-probe

Hun Sen tells jailed opposition figures not to expect pardons

Prime Minister Hun Sen rejected the possibility of negotiating with the former CNRP yesterday, maintaining that jailed opposition figures Kem Sokha and Um Sam An will not be pardoned, and that there would “be no second Paris peace agreement”. ...

Mech Dara and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-tells-jailed-opposition-figures-not-expect-pardons

Cambodia's former opposition head says open to talks with PM

Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Sunday he was open to talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held power since 1985, to end a crisis caused by the dissolution of the main opposition party ahead of elections in July. The Cambodia National ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/cambodias-former-opposition-head-says-open-to-talks-with-pm-idUSKBN1GG0S5

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