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CNRP to oppose lifting of members’ immunity

The opposition plans to attend the National Assembly’s Standing Committee meeting today to debate the lifting of immunity for two of its lawmakers.   ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-oppose-lifting-members-immunity

Minister: hands-off judiciary

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has never interfered in a judicial decision, he said during a speech in front of a half-vacant National Assembly yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25993/minister--hands-off-judiciary/

Senior CNRP officials meet with Rainsy in Manila

About 20 members of the opposition party’s permanent committee traveled to Manila on Saturday night for a two-day conference with CNRP President Sam Rainsy, who remains in exile, party spokesman Yem Ponhearith said on Sunday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/senior-cnrp-officials-meet-with-rainsy-in-manila-109839/

Contested trade union law slated for vote in assembly

The CPP appears set to pass a controversial trade union law next month despite conceding it is “not 100 percent perfect” and failing to address a litany of objections from unions, employers and the opposition party. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national?page=1

Government considering increase in allowances

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the government is considering raising family allowances for the wives and children of public servants across the Kingdom. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22491/government-considering-increase-in-allowances/

Healthcare revolution ‘not the answer’

While the Kingdom’s frequently criticized hospitals and doctors need to upgrade their services and skills, it is incorrect to label most Cambodian doctors “bad,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22024/healthcare-revolution----not-the-answer---/

Opposition casts doubt on NEC leadership, staff

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday appointed Tep Nytha to another term as secretary general, in a selection process that civil society and opposition party members have criticized as fraudulent and closed from public scrutiny. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21786/opposition-casts-doubt-on-nec-leadership--staff/

Minister of interior addresses ‘gaps’ in democracy

Cambodia’s acting Prime Minister while Mr. Hun Sen is out of the country for the US-ASEAN summit, Interior Minister Sar Kheng, acknowledged that there are “gaps” in the implementation of democracy in Cambodia during a speech to the National Police Academy on Tuesday, but warned ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21549/minister-of-interior-addresses----gaps----in-democracy/

Government to hire 4,500 police officers for national security

In a sub-decree released Wednesday, the Cambodian government said they need an additional 4,500 police officers to assist the Interior Ministry with “public order and national security” throughout the Kingdom. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21311/government-to-hire-4-500-police-officers-for-national-security/

National assembly passes accounting and auditing law

The National Assembly on Thursday passed an accounting and auditing law that aims to bring financial reporting procedures for the government, NGOs and the private sector in line with international standards. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/national-assembly-passes-accounting-and-auditing-law-105501/

First animal health, production law passed

With strong bipartisan support, the National Assembly on Wednesday passed the country’s first animal health and production law, which sets out rules for the humane treatment of livestock and the safe processing of animal meat. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-animal-health-production-law-passed-103254/

Opposition lawmakers to boycott Assembly

The opposition CNRP’s 55 lawmakers will boycott this morning’s sitting of the National Assembly and all future sessions until the ruling CPP guarantees their safety and returns to a spirit of parliamentary cooperation, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Sunday. ...

Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/opposition-lawmakers-to-boycott-assembly-101443/

Commission to investigate ‘shrinking’ beaches

The chairman of the National Assembly’s culture and tourism commission said Tuesday that he will summon Tourism Minister Thong Khon for questioning over claims that public beaches are being taken over for private use. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/commission-to-investigate-shrinking-beaches-99257/

Hun Sen tells CNRP to be more civil

Angry at a new Facebook post by an opposition party spokesman and another CNRP lawmaker’s mention of the 1980s government’s deadly “K5 Plan,” Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday used the floor of the National Assembly to warn opposition lawmakers to be more civil. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-assembly-hun-sen-tells-cnrp-to-be-more-civil-97722/

Opposition supporters in Banteay Meanchey defect

Almost 100 opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) supporters and several dozen members of the Royalist Funcinpec Party in Svay Chek district, Banteay Meanchey province, defected yesterday to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. Among them were provincial and village-level leaders. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16929/opposition-supporters-in-banteay-meanchey-defect/

‘Free market’ no excuse for price gouging: CNRP

Despite Prime Minister Hun Sen’s request for bus owners and cab drivers to not hike prices over the Pchum Ben holiday, passengers were subjected to a familiar price bump this week. ...

Chea Takihiro and Srey Kunmeth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16770/---free-market----no-excuse-for-price-gouging--cnrp/

Pay raises could reduce corruption

A 12 per cent pay rise for civil servants that will take effect this coming January will be a step towards helping reduce corruption and “unofficial fees,” analysts said. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16135/pay-raises-could-reduce-corruption/

Plan to expand museum short on details

The National Museum will undergo a massive expansion, but this will not include removing the Royal University of Fine Arts which sits behind it, officials at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts told a public forum yesterday. ...

Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16046/plan-to-expand-museum-short-on-details/

Lawmaker calls for action on ‘anarchic religious tourists’

Yem Ponhearith, chairman of the National Assembly’s commission on religious affairs, culture and tourism, on Thursday told a workshop that arrivals of “anarchic religious tourists” from Vietnam are harming Cambodia’s religious harmony. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawmaker-calls-for-action-on-anarchic-religious-tourists-90223/

Education ministry failing students, lawmaker says

The Education Ministry is failing students by not doing enough to improve schools before graduates face tougher competition from their Asean peers, the head of the National Assembly’s education commission, Yem Ponhearith, told Khmer Times. ...

Va Sonyka and Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13506/education-ministry-failing-students--lawmaker-says/

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