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Sam Rainsy: We aren’t interested in recovering our political rights

Publication date 12 December 2018 | 09:12 | ICT

The National Assembly, which will host its plenary session on Thursday, will debate the proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties, providing new revival hopes to Supreme Court-banned politicians whose political

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    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 07:38 | ICT

    The president of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), Sam Serey, said he expected the “procedure” to receive a royal pardon to begin soon.

  • Sam Rainsy ‘will not have his rights restored’

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 11:48 | ICT

    A senior official at the Ministry of Interior on Monday said that opposition leader Sam Rainsy would not be eligible for a reinstatement of his political rights if a proposed change to the law is passed.

  • CPP slams ‘double standards’

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 09:29 | ICT

    Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan accused human rights groups on Sunday of practising “double standards” for failing to criticise the “tough crackdown” by French authorities on the “Yellow Vest” protests rocking th

  • KNLF gets ‘green light’ to register new party

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 09:27 | ICT

    After having formed a “government in exile” in 2016, the Khmer National Liberation Front of Sam Serey said it will register as a legitimate political party on Wednesday as it had received the “green light” from the authorities.

  • Hun Sen, Vietnam PM vow to end border row

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 08:54 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have agreed to speed up the resolution to an ongoing dispute with the swift demarcation of the outstanding 16 per cent of their shared border “based on the spiri

  • Kem Sokha faction slams Sam Rainsy nomination as ‘party coup’

    Publication date 07 December 2018 | 09:30 | ICT

    Pros-sokha leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), including one of his daughters, have slammed the decision of the party’s international conference last weekend to nominate Rainsy as its “acting president”, denouncing

  • Kem Sokha will ‘not be eligible’ for reinstatement of rights

    Publication date 07 December 2018 | 08:54 | ICT

    Senior government officials said on Thursday that regardless of whether a proposed amendment to the law is passed, former opposition leader Kem Sokha will not be eligible for a reinstatement of his political rights as he is involved

  • Law change ‘welcomed’ by Kem Sokha as it goes for review

    Publication date 06 December 2018 | 10:47 | ICT

    The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties – something “supported and welcomed” by former opposition leader Kem Sokha – and put i

  • US Embassy urges reconciliation

    Publication date 06 December 2018 | 08:06 | ICT

    The US has urged Cambodia to restore the independence of the media, drop charges against Kem Sokha and other political prisoners, and end the prohibition of political activity by opposition parties.

  • Court delays ruling in Sam Rainsy defamation case

    Publication date 06 December 2018 | 08:01 | ICT

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed its ruling in the Sam Rainsy defamation case in which the newly nominated Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting president was ordered to pay Prime Minister Hun Sen four billion riel (aro