The Supreme Council of Consultations (SCC), as the forum will be known, will provide a check on the power of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, according to Hun Sen.
A verdict in James Ricketson's trial has been delayed, but two journalists accused of espionage were released on bail, and four jailed land rights activists were pardoned.
Sam Rainsy was charged in June with lèse-majesté after he suggested that a letter from King Norodom Sihamoni calling on Cambodians to vote was actually “fake.”
Kem Sokha was not present at the hearing, which lasted for nearly one hour.
Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved by court last year for alleged complicity in treason plot.
Famous land activist Tep Vanny freed in Cambodia as post-election pardons are granted while two former RFA journalists get a sniff of freedom.
Sorpong Peou recently talked to VOA Khmer about political trust, how power is accumulated, and his new article “Cambodia’s Hegemonic-Party System.”
According to an order issued Tuesday evening by Judge Pich Vicheathor, the two journalists will be freed on bail but will have stringent conditions placed on their release.
General Hing Bun Heang told VOA Khmer on Monday that his meaning had been misunderstood.
A number of countries have sent their congratulations on the electoral process, including China, Laos, Vietnam, Russia, and the Philippines.
Results ensure Prime Minister Hun Sen's tightfisted three-decade grip on power.