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A joint-party task force that the National Election Committee (NEC) on Saturday announced would be set up to investigate alleged irregularities during the July 28 national election was abruptly abandoned Sunday, with NEC President Im Suosdey announcing that his organization will instead push ahead with its own investigation.
National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha said Friday that the NEC has agreed to host a meeting on Saturday between the CPP and CNRP to discuss the creation of a committee to investigate alleged irregularities during last Sunday’s election.
National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha reiterated Thursday that the NEC had no authority to establish a joint-party investigation into alleged irregularities during Sunday’s national election, while opposition leader Sam Rainsy said he would now seek an investigation outside the NEC.
The opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party's gains in Sunday's election came despite being locked out of the CPP-dominated broadcast media, with the opposition instead turning to door-to-door communications and the Internet to spread their message.
When Information Minister Khieu Kanharith posted the preliminary results of the national election on his Facebook page Sunday night, the numbers showed a striking 17.7 percent drop in the seats held by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party from 90 to 68 in the 123-seat National Assembly.
Hun Many, the youngest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, was not yet born when in 1981 then-Prime Minister Pen Sovann was purged by his Vietnamese allies and exiled to Hanoi.
The owner of popular radio station ABC, who on Tuesday and Wednesday warned on air of a military coup if the opposition wins Sunday’s national election, on Thursday took his morning talk show off air in what he described as a “strike” against calls from authorities to cease his controversial broadcasts.
Both the National Assembly and the Constitutional Council of Cambodia, the highest legal authority in the land, convened closed-door meetings Thursday during which they decided not to reinstate opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a voter and parliamentary candidate for Sunday’s national election.
Civil society groups and the opposition on Wednesday called on the military to issue a statement repudiating claims made by the owner of a popular radio station that the military would remove the opposition from office if it wins Sunday’s national election.
Business is booming on Koh Pich. Since development began in 2006—and about 300 families were pushed off what was then farmland—the island has slowly grown into the symbol of commercial modernity in Phnom Penh.
Youth representatives from six of the eight political parties contesting this Sunday’s national election battled out the issues through debate on Saturday at the Phnom Penh Cultural Center.
When the National Assembly forms after this month’s election, Pen Sovann—Cambodia’s first prime minister after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, and a man imprisoned in Hanoi between 1981 and 1991—may well be seated close enough to stare down the man who he believes betrayed him three decades ago.
The Cambodia Securities Exchange first witnessed traders on its floor on April 18 last year, when Prime Minister Hun Sen rang the opening bell after the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority secured its listing on the exchange. Now, the country’s bourse is virtually dormant.
The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia has launched a program aimed at putting voters in direct contact with candidates running in this month’s national election.
Phnom Penh City Hall has removed scores of vendors from in front of the Royal Palace to make way for the construction of a new park by a company owned by the daughter of the minister of the Royal Palace, officials said Wednesday.
The CPP has long held influence over Buddhism in Cambodia, with many—including the Venerable Tep Vong, the clergy’s great supreme patriarch—widely known to support the ruling party.
A local hacking group sabotaged websites belonging to the National Election Committee (NEC) on Sunday to protest what it claimed were government efforts to register illegal Vietnamese migrants to vote in this month’s national election.
Once an area of opposition to the government, the ruling CPP is now deeply entrenched in Anlong Veng, one of the Khmer Rouge’s most stern former strongholds. The successes of the ruling party’s land-titling scheme and its apparent development successes are some of the reasons the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has failed to make inroads in Anlong Veng.
Lacking the funds and expansive network of volunteers the ruling CPP has behind its well-oiled election campaign, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is turning to a resource it now boasts in increasingly large numbers: young women.