Politics
Khmer National United Party president Nhek Bun Chhay at a party event in Ratanakiri, posted on February 25, 2022. (Nhek Bun Chhay’s Facebook page)

KNUP Asks NEC to Meet About Election Procedures

The opposition Khmer National United Party has asked to meet with the National Election Committee to make changes to electoral procedures ahead of the upcoming national July 2023 election.

Candlelight vice president Son Chhay speaks to the media on July 15, 2022, after he was questioned in relation to a CPP lawsuit.

Son Chhay’s Houses Seized Over Defamation Compensation

A Phnom Penh court has ordered the temporary seizure of two properties belonging to opposition leader Son Chhay in relation to $750,000 in damages he is expected to pay to the ruling party for a defamation conviction.

Agriculture Minister Dith Tina takes a selfie during a meeting with former GDP officials Yang Saing Koma and Loek Sothea and Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a photo posted to the premier's Facebook page on November 28, 2022.

GDP Leader Meets Hun Sen, Likely to Move to Agriculture Ministry

Opposition party leader and agriculture expert Yang Saing Koma and a colleague met with Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss plans to recover the agriculture sector, with a ministry official saying he will be offered a secretary of state position in the government.

The Grassroots Democratic Party’s rally on Phnom Penh’s Koh Dach island on May 21, 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

GDP to Vote on Joining Forces With Candlelight

The opposition Grassroots Democracy Party will soon decide whether it will join the Candlelight Party or stand on its own in the 2023 national election after discussions of a potential merger stalled, leaders said.