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Ex-NGO Director Seeks Presidency of New Party

Yeng Virak, a career human rights activist who recently resigned as head of the Community Legal Education Center, will run for president of the newly formed Grassroots Democracy Party in an election on Sunday, one of the party’s founders said Friday.

August 1, 2015

Gov’t Requests Probe Into Prisoners in Malaysia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the country’s ambassador to Malaysia, Princess Norodom Arunrasmey, to investigate reports that hundreds of Cambodian migrant workers have been jailed in the country’s Selangor state.

August 1, 2015

Gov’t Defiant as NGO Law Moves to Council

The government has remained steadfast in the face of domestic and international criticism as the controversial draft NGO law, already passed by the National Assembly and Senate, moved this week to the Constitutional Council, the final step before it is signed into law by King Norodom Sihamoni.

July 31, 2015

In Letter to Lawmakers, PM Says Border Work on Track

Responding to 12 opposition lawmakers who issued a letter asking the government to bring a case against Vietnam to the International Court of Justice over its alleged border incursions, Prime Minister Hun Sen this week said his administration was already doing fine demarcating its eastern frontier.

July 30, 2015

Vietnam Halts Road Work at Kampot Border

Vietnam has stopped construction of a road near its border with Kampot province after Cambodian officials complained that the project was coming too close to the borderline, according to a provincial border police official.

July 29, 2015

Sokha Visits Activists, Calls for Release on Appeal

As CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha visited the 11 opposition activists serving jail terms for “insurrection” at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the seven- to 20-year sentences handed down to them last week were “very light.”

July 28, 2015

PM Rebukes Prince Over King Claims

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned Prince Norodom Ranariddh against dragging King Norodom Sihamoni into politics following the prince’s claims that the king plans to host a meeting about border issues that have recently broken out between Vietnam and Cambodia.

July 28, 2015

CNRP Lawmaker Punished Over Facebook Post

Opposition lawmaker Um Sam An has been suspended from the next 15 sessions of parliament and will have his salary cut as punishment for critical comments he posted to Facebook earlier this month, according to a statement issued Friday by the National Assembly’s Sec­retariat General.

July 25, 2015

CPP Senators Approve NGO Law as Hundreds Protest

As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Senate Friday morning, 44 ruling party senators voiced their support for the controversial NGO law before approving it unanimously and sending it on to the Constitutional Council.

July 25, 2015

Judicial Officials to Access Chinese Schools

A deal signed Thursday with the China Law Society will give Justice Ministry officials access to scholarships at Chinese universities and see Beijing fund the construction of a legal research center in Cambodia, ministry spokesman Chin Malin said.

July 24, 2015
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