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Prime Minister Hun Sen greets party supporters at Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich during a three-day party congress this weekend. Fresh News

CPP inner circle expands, now dwarfing China’s and Vietnam’s

Publication date 22 January 2018 | 06:32 | ICT

The Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee yesterday added more than 300 members to its ranks, the largest-ever class of inductees from government, civil society and law enforcement.

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  • Prime Minister Hun Sen tries his hand at piloting a cyclo at a meeting with cyclo drivers in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook Hun Sen marks 33 years in power
    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:43 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen marked 33 years in power yesterday, claiming he had maintained his tight grip on power through democratic, not dictatorial,

  • Navy praises Hun Sen while musing absence of US, Australia
    Publication date 22 January 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

    Cambodia’s navy has come out praising the “heroism and charisma” of Prime Minister Hun Sen, while noting with interest in its year-end report that

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  • Prime Minister Hun Sen tries his hand at piloting a cyclo at a meeting with cyclo drivers in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook

    Hun Sen marks 33 years in power

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:43 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen marked 33 years in power yesterday, claiming he had maintained his tight grip on power through democratic, not dictatorial, means – while also lamenting that he was unable to step down due to the Kingdom’s nee

  • Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks to supporters about the newly launched Cambodia National Rescue Movement in New York. Facebook

    Rainsy, ex-CNRP officials form ‘Rescue Movement’

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 06:54 | ICT

    Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy announced over the weekend the creation of a new “movement” to counter an ongoing political crackdown, though concerns were raised from within the now-dissolved CNRP that it could further divide t

  • Minister of Interior Sar Kheng chairs the annual review of the Ministry of Land Management, where he first floated proposed amendments to the Constitution in December. Fresh News

    Constitutional amendments headed to assembly

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 06:51 | ICT

    An Interior Ministry official yesterday said three constitutional amendments will be forwarded to the government next month, including two ill-defined articles promoting and protecting “national interests”, though he did little to c

  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    Hun Sen critic in US Congress won't seek re-election

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 16:20 | ICT

    One of the loudest voices in Washington condemning Cambodia’s recent political crackdown has announced his intention not to seek reelection to the US House of Representatives.

  • CNRP activist Chan Sithat (second row, fifth from left) celebrates with other CNRP members after their victory in the local elections in Pailin’s Stung Kach commune in June. Photo supplied

    Former CNRP politicians accused of discrimination by ethnic Vietnamese

    Publication date 10 January 2018 | 07:09 | ICT

    Two former CNRP members were questioned at the Pailin Provincial Court yesterday in relation to a complaint allegedly filed by three ethnic Vietnamese individuals after the duo questioned their nationality during the 2016 voter regi

  • 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. Facebook

    Cambodian Youth Party releases policy proposals

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 19:06 | ICT

    The Cambodian Youth Party – whose litigious leader Pich Sros first initiated the proceedings against the now-dissolved CNRP – released a short policy document last night promising better education and health services in the country,

  • The former CNRP leadership — president Kem Sokha and (from left) deputies Pol Ham, Mu Sochua and Eng Chhay Eang — raise hands at a meeting in March 2017.

    National Police ordered to analyse banned opposition members’ finances

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 06:51 | ICT

    A National Police action plan has set as a priority the collection of financial information on 118 senior ex-Cambodia National Rescue Party members, with an Interior Ministry official saying asset seizures were a possibility if part

  • The ballot order for next month’s Senate election is displayed at a National Election Committee event earlier today, with the ruling CPP taking the top spot. Soth Koemsoeun

    CPP takes first ballot spot in random draw

    Publication date 08 January 2018 | 20:11 | ICT

    The National Election Committee held a random draw to determine the ballot order for next month’s Senate election, with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party taking the first spot.

  • A screenshot from the documentary Marching Towards National Salvation, which was broadcast on television and social media last night. Facebook

    Analysis: In new propaganda documentary, Hun Sen attempts to ‘rewrite history’

    Publication date 05 January 2018 | 06:55 | ICT

    ‘There is a miraculous story that I remember even now,” says Prime Minister Hun Sen, with a pause, in a glossy new documentary that aired in Cambodia on Wednesday night.

  • French army paratroopers stand at attention as local people watch the ceremony marking the full deployment of French Untac peacekeeping troops in 1992. Stefan Ellis/AFP

    Hun Sen says he, not Untac, brought peace to Cambodia in 90s

    Publication date 05 January 2018 | 07:20 | ICT

    Three days ahead of the highly politicised January 7 holiday marking the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) for its alleged failure to bring peace