National Election Committee approves list of new parliamentarians
Cambodia’s National Election Committee has distributed the 55 empty parliamentary seats left vacant by the dissolution of the opposition CNRP to three small parties, which will change the composition of the parliament and provide a shot in the army of the ruling CPP, according to the Phnom Penh Post Online report on Saturday.
— Thai PBS
Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s purported “revolution”.
— The Phonm Penh Post
PM Hun Sen: CPP Is Unbreakable
Prime Minister Hun Sen, president of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that CPP is strong through solidarity and any political party that plans to destroy CPP will vanish.
— Fresh News
Cambodia’s Anti-press Campaign Turns Sordid with Leaked Pornography Allegations
Cambodia’s crackdown on critical news media has taken a sordid turn with the publication of pictures purportedly showing a former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporter filming and participating in pornographic videos.
‘My daughter, I’m still alive’: Displaced by war, a Cambodian family reunites after 43 years
In a village clearing in the remote northwest of Cambodia, a daughter and a mother perform an ancient ritual beneath a cluster of trees.
— Channel NewsAsia
World Bank: Cambodia’s Economic Growth to Remain Steady at 6.9%
The World Bank report comes as western nations consider sanctions against Cambodia for the dissolution of the main opposition party.
Nearly 2,700 of CNRP Members Join CPP
Approximately 2,700 Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials, an equivalent to nearly 53% of the CNRP members, has joined Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) by 26th November, which was the extended deadline for the former CNRP members to join CPP.
— Fresh News
US Opens Bidding for $2M Eastern Cambodia Demining Survey
The announcement came just days after China provided Cambodia with donations to aid its demining efforts.
Cambodian Peacekeepers Injure in Mali
Cambodian peacekeepers were attacked in Mali at 12 noon time in Cambodia on Friday, according to a spokeswoman of the National Center for Peacekeeping Forces, Kosal Malinda, on Saturday afternoon.
— Fresh News
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