Emerging from a meeting on electoral reform Monday, senior ruling party lawmaker Cheam Yeap said that the government is considering modifying Cambodia’s nationality law to ban those with dual citizenship from running for the office of prime minister.
In the early 1980s, shortly after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, my stepmother and I were given a small patch of farmland in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district.
The government and the European Union remained at odds last week over how to compensate families that have lost land to the country’s controversial sugar plantations, even over how many families should be compensated, and seemed to move closer to agreement on the need for an outside party to mediate.
A class of 110 military officers-in-training who graduated from a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces academy in Kompong Speu province last week have been granted the name of “Techo Development” officers, according to a post on the website of the ruling CPP.
The Kompong Chhnang provincial government has set up a new committee to help settle a long-running land dispute between local farmers and a company owned by the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem, but a representative of the villagers has not been invited to participate in the committee.
Road traffic accidents are killing more Cambodians per year than those who died annually as a result of war during their country’s more than two decades of armed conflict, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday.
The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge will today inaugurate a new research facility in Phnom Penh that will bring together national and international scientists to work on emerging diseases, the French Embassy said.
The Kratie Provincial Court on Sunday charged three villagers with illegally clearing community forest, and six more for clearing state-owned land, officials said Monday.
Campaigning for an end to illegal logging in their community forest, villagers in Kompong Chhnang province over three days stopped dozens of trucks—allegedly transporting illegally logged wood—and “educated” the drivers, according to local authorities.
The opposition CNRP met with civil society groups and NGOs on Friday and asked for recommendations ahead of resuming electoral reform talks with the ruling CPP on Monday.
Five people were killed and seven others injured in a traffic accident in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district on Thursday, traffic police said Sunday.