Cambodian Youth Party President Pich Sros speaks to the press after filing a complaint to the Interior Ministry seeking the dissolution of the opposition CNRP in October. His is one of three parties that have so far registered to compete in the July national election. Facebook
Publication date 04 May 2018 | 16:33 | ICT

Three parties have registered and six more have made a required deposit of 15 million riel to compete in the July national election, according to the National Election Committee, with ten days to go until registration finishes.

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Cambodian Youth Party President Pich Sros speaks to the press after filing a complaint to the Interior Ministry seeking the dissolution of the opposition CNRP in October. His is one of three parties that have so far registered to compete in the July national election. Facebook

Three parties register for July election as PM criticises Rainsy’s boycott call

Publication date May 4, 2018 | 3:37 pm

Three parties have registered and six more have made a required deposit of 15 million riel to compete in the July national election, according to the National Election Committee, with ten days to go until registration finishes.

Former CNRP Vice-President Pol Ham pictured at a restaurant in Phnom Penh on Friday morning, where he gave his first public remarks since the dissolution of the party last year.

Ex-CNRP deputy Pol Ham breaks silence, talks of safety concerns

Publication date May 4, 2018 | 11:08 am

Pol Ham, a former vice-president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, made his first public remarks since his party was

National Election Committee member Dim Sovannarom shows a political party registration form to reporters, as the body started accepting applications for the upcoming national elections.

Hun Sen reiterates CNRP ban as party registration begins

Publication date May 1, 2018 | 12:00 am

Registration for political parties to compete in the coming national elections kicked off on Monday, with Prime Minister Hun Sen repeating there will be no “resurrection” for the now-dissolved CNRP.

Newly-minted senators pose for a photograph with King Norodom Sihamoni last week. The upper house on Monday selected only CPP members to head the body's 10 legislative commissions.

CPP takes all Senate committee chairs

Publication date May 1, 2018 | 12:00 am

Following its formal opening last week, the Senate on Monday picked chairpersons for its internal committees, with all of these positions going to Cambodian People’s Party senators, who dominate the 62-member upper house.

An undated photo of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy (right) raising hands with now-jailed party President Kem Sokha that was posted by Rainsy on Saturday alongside a call for a boycott of this year’s election. Photo supplied

Rainsy announces ‘official’ election boycott

Publication date April 30, 2018 | 12:00 am

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy formally called for a boycott of this year’s national election in the name of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party on Saturday, though some former senior party leaders challenged his authorit

Prime Minister Hun Sen poses with his family while wishing Cambodians a happy Khmer New Year. In a separate statement, he congratulated his government for preventing a ‘colour revolution’. Facebook

‘Colour revolution seriously failed’: Hun Sen praises Cambodia’s political crackdown in Khmer New Year message

Publication date April 10, 2018 | 12:00 am

In a five-page letter wishing Cambodians a happy Khmer New Year, Prime Minister Hun Sen also took the opportunity to praise himself and his government for an ongoing, internationally condemned political crackdown.

The NEC meets last week in preparation for the July 29 national elections. The electoral body issued a statement on Monday rejecting calls for an election boycott. Facebook

National Election Committee, PM Hun Sen defend legitimacy of July vote

Publication date April 10, 2018 | 12:00 am

The National Election Committee on Monday criticised those urging voters or monitors to stay away from the July 29 national election, a thinly veiled reference to former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and election monitor Koul Panha,

National Assembly president Heng Samrin, the CPP's honorary chairman, votes on Monday to confirm two new Funcinpec senators.

Two new Funcinpec members confirmed to Senate

Publication date April 9, 2018 | 11:27 am

The National Assembly elected two members of Funcinpec to the Senate on Monday, completing the 62-member legislative body dominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono (left) meets with Cambodian Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn (right) and Prime Minister Hun Sen (centre), where he signed grants and loans to Cambodia. Facebook

Japanese FM signs deal, urges free and fair vote

Publication date April 9, 2018 | 12:00 am

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono on Sunday signed a deal including millions in grants and loans during a visit to the Kingdom while also stressing the need for free and fair elections, though a Cambodian government spokes

Eng Chhay Eang, Sam Rainsy, Tioulong Saumura and Mu Sochua (left to right) speak at a CNRM event in Texas in January. Supplied

CNRM members summonsed in case that alleges plot against government

Publication date April 4, 2018 | 2:57 pm

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summonsed several prominent members of the Cambodia Nation

Attendees of World Khmer Conference, including Ear Sophal, Preap Kol and Meas Nee, pose for a photograph in Melbourne on Sunday. Photo supplied

CPP spokesman tells ‘critics’ to form party

Publication date April 3, 2018 | 12:00 am

Ruling party spokesman Sok Eysan urged government “critics” attending a conference in Australia this week to form their own political party and compete in the upcoming July elections.

Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with Kentaro Sonoura, adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Friday. He is set to meet Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week. Facebook

Hun Sen says Cambodia won’t discuss CNRP with Japan

Publication date March 28, 2018 | 12:00 am

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that a meeting with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week would not include discussions of the dissolved CNRP, affirming his commitment to holding this year’s elections while re