Cambodia

Election Body Hears Recommendations From Outside Parties

Ministry of Interior officials will meet with a delegation of opposition leaders this week to discuss complaints of political bias at the National Election Committee in 2012.Ministry of Interior officials will meet with a delegation of opposition leaders this week to discuss complaints of political bias at the National Election Committee in 2012.
x
Ministry of Interior officials will meet with a delegation of opposition leaders this week to discuss complaints of political bias at the National Election Committee in 2012.
Ministry of Interior officials will meet with a delegation of opposition leaders this week to discuss complaints of political bias at the National Election Committee in 2012.
Kong Sothanarith
Members of the National Election Committee met with political parties, non-governmental organizations and officials from the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday, to amend procedures for the upcoming national elections.

The NEC took recommendations from organizations like the Committee for Free and Fair Elections, which wants to see independent oversight of local election committees, but so far that recommendation has not been approved.

Only about a quarter of the recommendations brought by outside parties were discussed Wednesday, officials said afterward.

“We discussed a lot the creation of a commission to nominate and control the appointment of local commissions of the election,” including provincial and communal election committees, Koul Panha, executive director for the Committee for Free and Fair Elections, a monitoring group, told reporters after the meeting. “And also how to campaign in public places, like in the market, because there are disputes in every election at these places.”

NEC Secretary-General Tep Nitha said that all parties had agreed on some modifications in the wording of the regulations, but that larger points such as those raised by Comfrel were still being looked at.

The NEC has come under criticism by opposition party members as biased toward the ruling party, as the nation heads towards July 28 parliamentary polls.

Sixteen separate recommendations were submitted by outside groups, including the opposition Human Rights and Sam Rainsy parties.

Tep Nitha said that “certain points” were not accepted by the committee, “because they’re not allowed by law.”
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Deadi
X
02 March 2015
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle. Ten years after discovering a large grave site full of jars, researchers are still baffled as to why ancient Cambodians used jars in this way. AP reports from Koh Kong province, Cambodia.

English with Mani & Mori

No records found for this widget:5592

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
See more >>>