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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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, ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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” ...
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
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
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
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