Cambodia registers parties ahead of July vote after main opposition dissolved

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Apr 30 : Cambodia began registering political parties on Monday for a July general election which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party. The National Election Committee (NEC) said Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) was the […]

Cambodia registers parties ahead of July vote after main opposition dissolved

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Apr 30 : Cambodia began registering political parties on Monday for a July general election which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party. The National Election Committee (NEC) said Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) was the […]

Cambodia’s former opposition leader calls for election boycott

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Apr 8 : Cambodia’s former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn’t allowed to take part. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the Supreme Court last November at the request […]

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Mar 3 : Cambodia’s prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016. The White House said on Tuesday it was suspending or curtailing several […]

Cambodia’s ruling party set to sweep Senate election

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 23 : The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Hun Sen is poised to sweep a Senate election at the weekend, helping to consolidate the prime minister’s rule of more than 30 years amid a crackdown on the opposition. Sunday’s election for 58 members of the 62-strong Senate […]