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King Norodom Sihamoni welcomes new Senate, urges respect for human rights

King Norodom Sihamoni, in an opening speech on Monday to Cambodia’s newly minted Senate, urged the legislative body to uphold human rights and justice. King Sihamoni warmly congratulated the 62-member Senate on its new mandate following almost a year of what observers have described as ...

Ben Sokhean and Erin Handley
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-norodom-sihamoni-welcomes-new-senate-urges-respect-human-rights

Lèse majesté law now in effect

A set of controversial laws and constitutional amendments was quietly signed by Senate President Say Chhum in place of the King last week, going into effect immediately despite the Justice Ministry previously claiming there would be a promulgation period. ...

Niem Chheng and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/lese-majeste-law-now-effect

King’s CPP stand-in enacts party law changes

Senate President Say Chhum signed controversial amendments to the Law on Political Parties on Friday, effectively preventing former CNRP President Sam Rainsy from supporting his former party from overseas. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kings-cpp-stand-in-enacts-party-law-changes-133040/

Kampot cements its place in construction industry

Work started yesterday on Cambodia’s largest and most modern cement plant, which will be built in Kampot province with an investment of $262 million by Chip Mong Insee Cement. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23017/kampot-cements-its-place-in-construction-industry/

Abe hopes advent of direct flights will boost Japan-Cambodia ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Thursday that the launch of regular direct flights between Japan and Cambodia in September will promote commerce and ties between the countries. ...

KYODO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/25/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-hopes-advent-direct-flights-will-boost-japan-cambodia-ties/#.Vs_Swfl97IU

National Assembly Chairman holds talks with Cambodian Senate President

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held talks with visiting President of the Cambodia Senate Samdech Say Chhum in Hanoi on December 16, dealing with an array of important contents of comprehensive cooperation between the two legislatures. ...

Vietnamnet News Staff
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/148864/national-assembly-chairman-holds-talks-with-cambodian-senate-president.html

President confident in ties between Vietnamese, Cambodian legislatures

President Truong Tan Sang has expressed his belief that cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and Cambodian Senate will grow further. ...

Vietnam+ News Staff
http://en.vietnamplus.vn/president-confident-in-ties-between-vietnamese-cambodian-legislatures/86328.vnp

Cambodia to do best to develop friendship with Vietnam

Cambodia will do its best to develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam to a new height, Cambodian Senate President Say Chhum assured Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during their meeting in Hanoi on December 16.   ...

Vietnam+ News Staff
http://en.vietnamplus.vn/cambodia-to-do-best-to-develop-friendship-with-vietnam/86334.vnp

Chinese, Cambodian senior officials vow to further enhance ties, cooperation

Arken Imirbaki, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress ( NPC), met separately with Cambodia’s acting-head of state Say Chhum and National Assembly President Heng Samrin on Thursday to discuss ways to further enhance ties and cooperation between the two countries.​ ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6651064/2015/09/17/chinese-cambodian-senior-officials-vow-further-enhance-ties-cooperation

Senate boss claims advisers

A royal decree released yesterday has assigned 38 paid advisers to deputy ruling party president Say Chhum to assist him in his new role as Senate president. The same document, signed by King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday, also served to disband the large team of advisers ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-boss-claims-advisers

Hun Sen new CPP president; two new vice presidents

Almost 25 years after the CPP was established, the ruling party on Saturday changed its leadership group for the first time, electing Prime Minister Hun Sen as its president and Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Senate President Say Chhum as vice presidents. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-new-cpp-president-two-new-vice-presidents-86058/

Simple CPP’s supporters doubt on Hun Sen’s successor

Prime minister Hun Sen will be automatically nominated as the new president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party but not clear for whom will succeed him as the new vice president. The CPP will hold its congress on June 20, 2015 to elect new president ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1HIiAUu

Cambodian king grants royal honorary title of "Samdech" to 2 politicians

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni Sunday bestowed the royal honorary title of “Samdech” on two politicians in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for their devotion to the nation and the throne. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=287540

Cambodia’s slow power transfer begins with death of Chea Sim

Billboards across the country have carried the same picture for more than a decade – side-by-side the three most senior members of the ruling Cambodian Peoples Party (CCP) stand: President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, Prime Minister Hun Sen, and CPP President Chea Sim. ...

Luke Hunt
http://bit.ly/1L1ieqQ

Hun Sen to commit good cooperation with new elected senate president

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his strong belief for the continuity of the good cooperation between the country’s executive and legislative body under the leadership of the new elected president of senate Say Chhum. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1Gqy8uV

Say Chhum replaces Chea Sim as senate president

A day after the death of CPP President Chea Sim, Say Chhum, the ruling party’s secretary-general, was on Tuesday appointed to succeed him as the president of the Senate, while preparations began for the June 19 national day of mourning for the late figurehead. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/say-chhum-replaces-chea-sim-as-senate-president-85275/

Prime Minister announces hefty raises for ruling party staffers

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called on his ruling party to give its staffers a base salary on par with the country’s lowest paid teachers plus 30 percent, roughly matching the raises teachers, nurses, police and soldiers will be seeing this year. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-announces-hefty-raises-for-ruling-party-staffers-80745/

Lao president hails relations with Cambodia

President Choummaly Sayasone told Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni last week that Laos highly values the bilateral relations and cooperation it enjoys with Cambodia. Leaders of the two countries have maintained regular contact and exchanged visits. The two neighbours have cooperated in a broad range of ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/lao-president-hails-relations-with-cambodia-8255

Lao President in Cambodia for state visit

Mr. Choummaly Sayasone, President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is paying a two-day state visit to Cambodia starting Thursday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/lao-president-in-cambodia-for-state-visit-8239

Laos dam ‘elephant in room’

Conservation groups have called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to address “the elephant in the room” and lobby Laos’ president to postpone his country’s controversial Don Sahong dam project when the leaders meet later this week. Arriving on Thursday, Laotian Head of State Choummaly Sayasone will ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/laos-dam-elephant-room

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