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Independent Observer Ranks for Commune Elections Swell

More than 20,000 people have registered as independent observers for the upcoming commune elections—far more than five years ago—with three weeks still to go until the enrollment deadline.

CNRP Courts US Support in Anticipation of ‘Positive Change’

Opposition leader Kem Sokha has lined up a series of meetings with U.S. officials over the next two days as the party seeks closer international scrutiny of upcoming elections and what it hopes could be the first democratic transition of power in Cambodia.

CNRP Officials to Visit Migrants, Build Support in South Korea

CNRP vice presidents-elect Pol Ham and Eng Chhay Eang are expected to arrive in South Korea on Thursday to meet Cambodian migrant workers.

CNRP Proposed Vice-Presidents to Visit South Korea

CNRP vice-presidents-elect Pol Ham and Eng Chhay Eang are expected to arrive in South Korea on Thursday to meet migrant workers.

Hun Sen Defends Spotty Record on Cambodians Working Abroad

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday defended his government’s often-criticized record on trying to find work for Cambodian citizens overseas, claiming he was working hard to find jobs in the Middle East for the country’s Muslims.

Deporting Cambodians From the US a ‘Sad Separation,’ PM Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called on the U.S. to revise a repatriation agreement with Cambodia in order to allow Cambodians living under threat of deportation from the U.S. to stay with their families and avoid “a sad separation.”

Kem Sokha Plans US Trip for Fundraising, Meeting With Officials

CNRP President Kem Sokha is headed tomorrow to the U.S., where he will meet key officials in the administration of President Donald Trump and raise funds and awareness among Cambodians in cities across the country.

We Wage Peace, Not War, Kem Sokha Says

CNRP President Kem Sokha on Tuesday said his party had only peaceful intentions for change, rebutting repeated CPP claims that an opposition party election victory would bring war to Cambodia.

Congress Approves Vice Presidents Again

The CNRP on Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment of its bylaws that it hopes will satisfy the Interior Ministry’s demands and allow for the official recognition of the party’s three vice presidents.

Hun Sen Inaugurates Bridge Connecting Kandal, Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday attended the opening of a $36.5 million bridge that links Cambodia’s National Road 21 in Kandal province to Vietnam’s An Giang province, boasting that the project would boost trade and cooperation between the two countries.

Women Councilors Still Face Major Obstacles, Report Finds

Despite an increase in numbers, female commune councilors continue to face substantial obstacles in having their voices heard over issues relating to women and children, especially when it comes to getting funding, according to research released on Friday.

Women Councilors Still Face Major Obstacles, Report Finds

Despite an increase in female commune councilors, they continue to face substantial obstacles in having their voices heard over issues relating to women and children, especially when it comes to money, according to research released on Friday.

Prime Minister Reassures Cambodians in South Korea

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday used a speech in Phnom Penh to assure migrant workers and their families in South Korea that war would not occur on the Korean Peninsula.

CNRP Hopes New Congress Will End Saga With Ministry

The CNRP will hold a snap congress on April 25 to again amend its bylaws to allow for the selection of three deputy presidents—its third maneuver to appease the Interior Ministry, which has so far refused to recognize the lawmakers as party leaders, an official said on Monday.

PM Cites Eye Lost in War in Speech to Disabled Veterans

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who lost an eye while fighting for the Khmer Rouge just a day before the ultra-communists took power, on Thursday called for an end to discrimination against the disabled.

Sokha Says Most Cambodians Looking for ‘Positive Change’

Opposition leader Kem Sokha on Wednesday maintained that a majority of Cambodians are yearning for political change, a claim a ruling party spokesman branded a lie.

Prime Minister Promotes Chinese President’s Book

Prime Minister Hun Sen made a pitch for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s newly translated book “The Governance of China” yesterday, urging officials and ordinary Cambodians to read the collection of speeches and policy directives.

Bilateral Trade With China Jumps to $4.8 Billion

Trade between China and Cambodia swelled to $4.8 billion last year, up by about $200 million from the year before, while Beijing has now given the government $4.2 billion in grants and loans, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday.

Hun Sen Urges Philippine Investment for Ailing Rice Sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday he had urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to invest more heavily in Cambodia’s rice sector, while also acknowledging the need to lower rice processing costs and find new export markets to boost the competitiveness of Cambodia’s most important crop.

Top Civil Servants Can Retire Later Under New Draft Law

A new draft law passed in the National Assembly on Friday allowing high-ranking civil servants to continue working for up to three extra years past their retirement ages, despite criticism from an opposition lawmaker that the change could open the door to further corruption and nepotism.

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