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Commune Chiefs Attack CNRP Slogan

The ruling CPP launched a coordinated campaign against its main rival’s “inciting” campaign slogan with a barrage of largely identical complaints after the CNRP refused to abandon the tagline despite the threat of a lawsuit.

After Four Years, Study of Potential Mekong Dam Nearly Finished

The U.S. group studying the potential of what would be Cambodia’s first hydropower dam on the main stream of the Mekong River says its analysis could be finished by the end of the month, clearing the way for more detailed studies backed by business mogul Kith Meng.

Defying CPP, CNRP to Keep Slogan

A vice president for the opposition CNRP said the party would not abandon its overarching slogan for the upcoming commune elections despite a threat from the ruling CPP to sue over what it called an “insulting” message amounting to incitement.

Pundit Plots CPP Election Victory, Thanks PM’s Son for Citizenship

Alleged text messages from a pro-CPP pundit appear to show him thanking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, for helping him secure citizenship while pledging his lifelong support to the ruling CPP and plotting its victory in the coming elections.

Hun Sen’s Family Caught Up In Hundreds of Leaked Texts

If a batch of alleged conversations involving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, children and top officials leaked to the media on Wednesday are true, privacy is becoming an increasingly rare commodity in Cambodia, even—or especially—for the rich, popular and powerful.

Forestry Chief Booted, Promoted, Avoids Jail

In April 2010, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly threatened to put the Agriculture Ministry’s new Forestry Administration chief, Chheng Kim Sun, behind bars if he failed to curb the country’s rampant illegal logging trade.

Officials Challenge Government’s News Report About Parties

Election and Interior Ministry officials have denied parts of a government news report claiming that 12 political parties—not including the CNRP—would likely be barred from fielding candidates in June’s commune elections based on pending legislation.

Government Ditches Hydropower Dam for More Coal Power

The government has indefinitely put off plans for a hydropower dam in Koh Kong province’s Areng valley in favor of expanding an existing coal-fired power plant, though conservationists worry that a planned transmission line through the ecologically sensitive valley could still inflict heavy damage.

US Congressman Urges CPP to Drop Party-Busting Bill

A U.S. congressman on Wednesday called on the CPP to abandon an imminent vote on legislation that would give the Cambodian government sweeping new powers to abolish its political rivals, the same day the U.S. ambassador met with CNRP acting President Kem Sokha to discuss the bill.

Donors Silent As CPP Plots Party-Busting Legislation

The National Assembly will vote on Monday on landmark legislation giving the government unprecedented new powers to suspend and dissolve its political rivals, and with barely a note of concern from the democracies helping bankroll the country.

Rainsy Quits Amid Threats, But CNRP Still in Danger

Sam Rainsy, the longtime leader of Cambodia’s beleaguered democracy movement, resigned as president of the opposition CNRP on Saturday in the face of the government’s threats to dissolve the entire party over his criminal record.

Three Years On, Government, EU Still at Odds Over Sugar Evictions

Three years after starting work on a comprehensive compensation plan for thousands of families that accuse sugarcane plantation owners of stealing their land, the E.U. is urging the government to use independent experts to audit their claims in the face of persistent resistance from the prime minister.

Three Years On, Government, EU Still at Odds Over Sugar Evictions

Three years after starting work on a comprehensive compensation plan for thousands of families that accuse sugarcane plantation owners of stealing their land, the E.U. is urging the government to use independent experts to audit their claims in the face of persistent resistance from the prime minister.

Government Delays New Studies on Dams Backed By Kith Meng

The Mines and Energy Ministry has yet to sign a memorandum of understanding with business mogul Kith Meng to undertake studies of three new hydropower dams, more than three months after the Council of Ministers gave it permission to do so.

US Court Needs Details to Decide Its Jurisdiction Over Hun Manet

A U.S. district court in California where CNRP official Meach Sovannara is attempting to sue Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son over his imprisonment in Cambodia has asked for additional information to determine whether it has jurisdiction.

No Removal of US Bombs Without $300,000

After grabbing international headlines last month by warning of an imminent mass evacuation to remove a pair of tear gas bombs dropped on Cambodia by the U.S. decades ago, the government now says the drums will stay put until donors come up with an extra $300,000.

Rainsy Bristles at Threat to Dissolve CNRP

CNRP President Sam Rainsy said on Sunday that the government’s apparent plans to dissolve his party would make Cambodia an official one-party state, but insisted it would do nothing to knock him from the forefront of the country’s opposition movement.

Kith Meng Backs Plans for Three Hydropower Dams

Kith Meng, one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen, is behind three proposed hydropower dams, the Council of Ministers has confirmed, including what would be the largest by far on the main stream of the Mekong River in Cambodia.

ILO Warns of Brexit Threat To Garments

Cambodia’s critical garment export sector could face major risks in both the short and long term from the U.K.’s surprise vote last year to exit the E.U., the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.

A Year On, Logging Force Proving Skeptics Right

A year ago on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the start of what sounded like a muscular new crackdown on the illegal timber trade running rampant across eastern Cambodia.

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