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Hun Sen Talks Victory, Mocks Party Merger

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday thanked voters for the CPP’s overwhelming victory in Sunday’s commune election and told opposition parties that their plans for a coalition will not stop the ruling party’s dominance in the polls. Speaking for the first time since the elections, Mr. Hun ...

‘Outsiders’ denied right to vote

Just under three weeks ago, residents in Pro Ma village were running for their lives as security forces opened fire on them with automatic weapons, killing a 14-year-old girl. About 1,000 police, military police and soldiers stormed their village, fired at them indiscriminately, evicted hundreds of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060456570/National-news/outsiders-denied-right-to-vote.html

Factories Lend Travel Money to Ensure Garment Workers Vote

Often vilified for paying low wages in less than optimum work environments, Cambodia’s garment factory owners got into the swing of the commune elections this week, with many companies providing loans to help their workers travel home to vote. With about 400,000 employees, the garment industry’s ...

Ahead of Vote, Hun Sen Breaks Silence to Make Land Promises

Just days ahead of Sunday’s commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen again broke his pledge to remain silent during his party’s campaign period and sought to ease the concerns of communities whose livelihoods have been threatened by land disputes. Speaking to villagers through a mobile telephone, ...

Borei Keila evictees will be given a lift back to vote

Borei Keila evictees will have a chance to revisit the area they were forcibly evicted from this Sunday when authorities truck them back from the makeshift tents of their relocation site for a special purpose – to vote. Touch Khorn, a representative of the Borei Keila ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053156512/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-will-be-given-a-lift-back-to-vote.html

Farmers fear deal has strings

Forty Kampong Chhnang villagers embroiled in a long-running land dispute with KDC International, a company owned by the wife of a senior CPP official, farmed contested land without interference on Monday, prompting some to wonder if they were being coaxed to vote for the ruling ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056475/National-news/farmers-fear-deal-has-strings.html

State Utility Staff May Be Registered To Vote Twice

The SRP yesterday said it had found that more than 90 employees of state-owned power company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) were registered to vote in two separate places for Sunday’s commune elections and warned that the ruling CPP may use such government employees to vote ...

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