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Phnom Penh, Hanoi to Investigate Alleged Attacks Along Border

Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to create a joint working group to investigate the CNRP-led trip to a disputed border mark­er in Svay Rieng province late last month, where opposition lawmak­er Real Camerin claims he was as­saulted by Vietnamese civilians backed by soldiers.

July 4, 2015

Government Denies Using Wrong Border Map

Var Kimhong, chairman of Cambodia’s Joint Border Committee, called a press conference Thursday to counter claims from the opposition that he will not release the government’s maps of the country’s border with Vietnam because they were drawn by the Vietnamese in the 1980s.

July 3, 2015

Spat Between Lawmakers Continues

CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun wrote to National Assembly President Heng Samrin on Thursday to complain that CNRP lawmaker Um Sam An broke the parliament’s rules by attempting to be interviewed while Mr. Vun himself was being interviewed.

July 3, 2015

CNRP Pushes Gov’t for Unity Against Vietnam

Built from the vestiges of the Vietnamese-backed People’s Republic of Kampuchea of the 1980s, the CPP of Prime Minister Hun Sen has long been accused by the opposition of subservience to its old master.

July 2, 2015

Sok An to Respond to Summons in Writing Only

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An will respond to a summons to appear before the National Assembly in writing rather than in person, a spokesman said Wednesday, with an opposition lawmaker saying the move could prompt a bid to impeach Mr. An.

July 2, 2015

Police, Guards Block Marches Against NGO Law

Phnom Penh City Hall made good on its promise to stop a set of planned protest marches Tuesday against a draft law aiming to regulate the country’s NGOs, deploying hundreds of security guards and police around the capital to stop the demonstrators in their tracks.

July 1, 2015

Parties Meet Over Commune Election Law

Officials from the CPP and CNRP met Tuesday at the National Assembly to discuss making changes to the Law on Commune Council Elections before the next poll in February 2017.

July 1, 2015

Gov’t to Stop March Against NGO Law by ‘Any Means’

NGOs on Monday vowed to press ahead with a protest march through Phnom Penh on Tuesday against a draft law that threatens to rein in the country’s non-government groups and associations despite City Hall’s threat to stop them by “any means.”

June 30, 2015

CNRP Demands New Border Committee, Treaty’s Cancellation

Following weeks of trips to disputed sites along the country’s border with Vietnam, the opposition CNRP issued an official statement on Thursday demanding that the government overhaul its border commission, cancel a 2005 border treaty and bring a case against Vietnam to international court.

June 27, 2015
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