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Political issues between the two sides are entangled within technical issues on better running an election, creating further problems, election experts told “Hello VOA” Thursday.
Ok Serei Sopheak says the government needs to review its policies, particularly in granting 99-year leases, which should be closer to 40 years long.
The accords ended decades of violence in the country and paved the way for a constitutional democracy.
Workers say they need at least $177 per month in order to keep up with the rising cost of living in Cambodia.
Both leaders on trial will face charges related to the treatment of the Chams, as well as Vietnamese, when their trial begins in full later this year.
About 100 people from the remote village of Lor Pearng have come to the capital to protest a land dispute that has been ongoing for nearly 10 years.
A researcher says interviews with many everyday Cambodians shows a desire to hear confessions from two former leaders.
The two countries are reportedly in talks on the issue, though no deal has yet been signed.
Aging leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are facing atrocities crimes charges in two phases of a trial that was broken apart to expedite the process.
Chheang Von said the CPP is happy with the political deal and happy to have the Rescue Party in the legislature—but he said the ruling party will continue to strive for more seats in future elections.
Mu Sochua, the outspoken lawmaker of the opposition who just spent a week in jail, says she is going to continue pushing for democratic reforms in Cambodia.
Var Sam Ath, deputy director of the Khmer Writers Association, told “Hello VOA” on Monday that online habits could strengthen literary interests.
A Cambodian advocacy group says the Mekong Delta of Vietnam should be returned to the Khmer people who have lived there for generations.
The Constitutional Council is the final arbiter of lawmaking, interpreting the constitution and laws passed by the Assembly and Senate.
Lao Mong Hay said the casino expansion not only hurts the institution’s physical building, but it is harmful to what the building represents.
The National Assembly should review some of its internal policies that lead to “anti-democratic” practices, a leading rights advocate says.
An estimated 400,000 Cambodians work in Thailand, either legally or not, and many of them will face financial difficulty in times of political crisis.
The sub-national councilors were elected in a closed vote May 18 by local commune councilors.
Both issues greatly affect regional stability, and Cambodia, geographically, is right in the middle of them, said Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer at Leeds University in Leeds, UK.
The National Assembly has received three draft laws on judicial reform that were approved by the Council of Ministers earlier this month.
Kem Sokha will end a two-week trip later this month, after meeting key US officials, including those in Congress, the State Department and the Defense Department.
Cambodia’s electoral system may be in need of an overhaul, a leading rights advocate says.
Many people experience headaches, but some are more serious than others, a US-based doctor says.
Two were subsequently released, but the other 21 have remained in jail, despite public and international condemnation.
Preap Kol said the best way to defeat the practice is for Cambodians to live “in dignity” in their daily lives.
Journalists need to be more professional in their reporting, which is the best way to protect themselves, a media educator says.
Representatives of 17 different groups say the Hoang Anh Gia Lai company, which received funding from the bank’s International Finance Corporation, devastated forest lands affecting up to 2,000 families.
Two simple ways to prevent osteoporosis are a diet that contains calcium and vitamin D, and exercise, a US-based doctor says.
Cambodia was listed as the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia last year, according to Transparency International’s annual index, which measures perceived corruption.
The crackdowns have been widely condemned, but no perpetrators have been arrested or reprimanded.
Retired statesmen Nan Sy said he still holds some optimism that Cambodia will break through its political deadlock—despite a major gap between the two sides.
Local human rights workers say the Australian and New Zealand-backed bank ANZ Royal has been financing a sugar plantation connected to forced evictions and other rights violations.
Government spokesman Phay Siphan said the government has done well internationally in its first 100 days, while establishing a good basis for operating over the next five years.