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Government lauds NEC efforts, dismisses concerns about lack of EU participation

The National Election Committee (NEC) was hailed by the government on Tuesday for saying that there would be 45,000 observers for the July 29 national elections. Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said that the large number of registered election observers would dispel criticism and ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-lauds-nec-efforts-dismisses-concerns-about-lack-eu-participation

Hun Sen says Cambodia won’t discuss CNRP with Japan

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that a meeting with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week would not include discussions of the dissolved CNRP, affirming his commitment to holding this year’s elections while rejecting the possibility of negotiations or pardons for the ...

Ben Sokhean and Leonie Kijewski
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-says-cambodia-wont-discuss-cnrp-japan

Cambodia drops in graft index, taking bottom spot in Asean for third year running

A global corruption perceptions index has ranked Cambodia 161st out of 180 countries, with the report specifically pointing to weak press freedoms and NGO protections as facilitators of graft – issues that commentators have repeatedly raised as concerns in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-drops-graft-index-taking-bottom-spot-asean-third-year-running

Cambodia’s budget process slightly more transparent, but issues remain: report

Cambodia’s budget process was slightly more transparent last year than in previous years, according to a new report, though scant information is provided to the public over the course of the budget process, with few opportunities for public engagement and limited oversight in its creation. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-budget-process-slightly-more-transparent-issues-remain-report

Cambodia’s economic freedom down slightly last year: report

Cambodia’s economic freedom score dropped seven ranks in the annual Economic Freedom Index released by the Heritage Foundation, a US-based, conservative-leaning think tank. The 0.8 point dip in the score from last year put Cambodia’s economy in the “Mostly Unfree” category, ranking 101 out of ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodias-economic-freedom-down-slightly-last-year-report

ACU plans witness law

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has started the process of drafting two laws aimed at protecting witnesses and whistleblowers in an effort to increase their efficiency in fighting corruption. The ACU plans for drafts of the two laws to be finished later this year. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26691/acu-plans-witness-law/

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