Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) supporters gather for a party meeting in Phnom Penh in 2015

Former party of Kem Ley to run nationwide in 2018

Publication date 12 December 2017 | 06:40 | ICT

The Grassroots Democracy Party, co-founded by slain political analyst Kem Ley, has announced it will compete in the national elections next year in all provinces, though analysts yesterday doubted that it would be able to mount a serious

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  • O’Chrou District Governor San Seanhou, seen speaking at an event, was promoted to Poipet town governor yesterday.

    District official given top job in Poipet town

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 06:54 | ICT

    O’Chrou District Governor San Seanhou was promoted to Poipet town governor yesterday, replacing Ngor Mengchruon, who himself was promoted to deputy provincial governor of Banteay Meanchey.

  • Defence Minister Tea Banh speaks at an event yesterday in Phnom Penh.

    Chemical weapons org starts inquiry

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 06:45 | ICT

    A team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Cambodia Sunday night, with officials saying they will investigate chemical weapons dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War.

  • UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Friday.

    UN Special Rapporteur visit failed to get green light from government

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 08:00 | ICT

    Amid a political crackdown, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Cambodia Rhona Smith called for an end yesterday to pressure on civil society and for the restoration of multiparty democracy, while her assistant revealed that S

  • EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar tests indelible ink at an NEC conference before June commune elections earlier in Phnom Penh.

    Decision on EU funding for election committee due soon

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 06:54 | ICT

    The European Union ambassador to Cambodia, George Edgar, said on Friday he expected a decision within days on whether funding for Cambodia’s National Election Committee will be cut following the

  • Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan speaks to the press last week in Phnom Penh.

    Foreign Ministry hits out at US visa restrictions on Cambodian officials

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 06:59 | ICT

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday condemned the US State Department’s announcement that visa

  • Security officials block off Wat Botum Park ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the dissolution of the opposition.

    Ex-CNRP officials file politics ban challenge

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 06:48 | ICT

    Senior members of the now-dissolved opposition CNRP have filed a complaint to the Supreme Court asking that it reopen last month’s dissolution case to allow them to submit evidence, even though there is no legal recourse for appeal

  • New NEC members insist they are neutral

    Publication date 08 December 2017 | 06:35 | ICT

    The last formal reshuffling of power following the opposition party’s dissolution was completed yesterday, as three National Election Committee members were confirmed into office and 11 additional CPP lawmakers were sworn in to the

  • ‘Incitement’ complaint filed against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 15:43 | ICT

    A lawyer for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces filed a complaint accusing former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of “incitement” yesterday, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen vowing on Wednesday to sue his long-time political opponent for “

  • US to issue visa sanctions against Cambodian officials ‘undermining democracy’

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 11:25 | ICT

    The US State Department will issue visa restrictions on individuals “involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia”, the Trump administration announced overnight yesterday, following the dissolution of the main opposition party last

  • EU ambassador George Edgar speaks at a press conference hosted at the European Union office in Phnom Penh last year.

    EU calls for suspension of land rights NGO to be lifted

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 07:59 | ICT

    The European Union’s ambassador to Cambodia, George Edgar, yesterday called on the government to end its ostensibly temporary suspension of lan