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Budget passes sans opposition
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 , Written by « Vong Sokheng »   

12 November 2013

Parliament unanimously approved a $3.4 billion national budget yesterday despite the continued absence of opposition lawmakers boycotting the Assembly over widespread irregularities in July’s national election.

Officials said the budget, which allocated about $400 million more than last year’s, was intended to sustain economic growth of seven per cent and reduce poverty by one per cent.

Woman shot dead in Cambodia protest clash: activists
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 , Written by « AFP »   

12 November 2013

A woman was shot dead and several people injured in clashes between protesting garment workers and riot police in the Cambodian capital Tuesday, a rights group and family members said.

The clashes erupted as hundreds of employees from a factory supplying global brands marched towards Prime Minister Hun Sen's home in the heart of Phnom Penh to demand better working conditions.

Opposition tells CPP: Agree, or talks off
Thursday, 07 November 2013 , Written by « Meas Sokchea »   

6 November 2013

Opposition leaders have given the ruling party an ultimatum: Agree to our demands by the end of the year or the talks are over.

Kem Sokha, Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy president, said yesterday that after discussing the matter with party president Sam Rainsy, they had decided to issue the ultimatum and warn the authorities that further mass demonstrations would be held if they did not comply.


Thai security officials worry that Preah Vihear verdict may fuel internal political conflict
Thursday, 07 November 2013 , Written by « The Nation/ANN »   

7 November 2013

The most worrisome situation from the viewpoint of security, in the aftermath of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict on the Preah Vihear Temple, is the internal political conflict, rather than any military reaction from Cambodia, security sources said.

The Hindu temple of Preah Vihear has been sitting at the core of the conflict between Thailand and Cambodia for a long time.

First Round of New Talks Between Cambodia’s Feuding Parties Not ‘Fruitful’
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 , Written by « Tin Zakariya and Samean Yun »   

5 November 2013

The first senior-level meeting between the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party aimed at breaking a deadlock over election results ended on a pessimistic note Tuesday though they have decided to continue negotiations, officials said.

The CNRP said in a statement that the meeting was not “fruitful,” lamenting that its key proposal for an investigation into fraud and other irregularities in the July 28 elections continues to be set aside by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).


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