Oeuth Ang was arrested on July 10 shortly after he allegedly gunned down Kem Ley, a prominent government critic, at a Caltex gas station in Phnom Penh.
Following Sok An’s death, Phay Siphan was reported as telling the Cambodia Daily that all of his positions would be granted to Bin Chhin.
Kim Sok left politics in 2008 to focus on social issues, working for a number of NGOs.
Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) published a report in which it said that court proceedings in Cambodia against some 15 MPs over the last three years had contributed to a “climate of fear”.
The letter said that the elections would be a chance for Cambodians to express their political views in private without fear of a backlash.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week opened a hearing in a criminal defamation case against Rainsy filed by Prime Minister Hun Sen in August.
The extension was granted due to the ongoing negotiations between Chevron and lawyers for former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who filed the case.
Sok An, 66, died last Wednesday in a Beijing hospital, two days after he was granted the title “Samdech”.
Unlike the former head of the CPP, Chea Sim, who was cremated in June 2015, few people turned out to watch An’s procession on Sunday.
Doan Thi Huong reportedly spent time in Phnom Penh in January, according to posts on her Facebook account cited in media reports.
It was revealed that Prime Minister Hun Sen had requested $750,000 be set aside from the national budget for Sok An’s funeral expenses.
The Congressional Cambodia Caucus was created on March 21 last year by Democrat Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Republican Congressmen Steve Chabot.
“It’s an organized performance and not true,” said Ley’s brother, Kem Rithisith.
The former British diplomat and current E.U. Ambassador to Cambodia was appointed six months before the Brexit referendum and is a staunch supporter.
Kem Sokha assumed the role as party leader earlier this month after its former leader, Sam Rainsy, stepped down amid legal pressure to resign.
In 1981, he became secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chief of the cabinet of Hun Sen, who was then foreign minister.
As the world awaits President Donal Trump's revised executive order on immigration, the future of the U.S. refugee program remains in limbo. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.
Sok An, known as the “minister of many arms,” was a close ally of Prime Minister Hun Sen since the 1980s and served for almost four decades in post-Khmer Rouge governments.
President Donald Trump’s 16-page travel ban bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and shuts down America’s refugee program through mid-July.
Following Trump’s attacks on the media, the Cambodian government has said it will “take action” against media it sees as “threatening the country”.
Seng Reasey, a rights worker at local NGO Silaka, said some women have to choose between having a career and having a family.
This year’s elections will be the first time the Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) has taken part in a national poll since it was founded.