Safety packages of ballots from Battambang province contain less irregularities comparing to those from Kratie province. Constitutional Council ordered National Election Committee to open the packages for verification in response to the complaints filed by Cambodia National Rescue Party. VOA's Khmer's Khuon Theara reports from Phnom Penh.
All of the 13 safety packages from Kratie province ordered to open by the Constitutional Council for verification were found not properly recorded and unsealed. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party blasted the NEC for the irregularity and called it a serious fraud. However, NEC said it was merely a technical flaw. Constitutional Council member Prum Nhean Vichetr told reporters after checking the packages that the process was simply to ensure transparency in addressing the opposition's complaints and decision will come later. VOA's Khmer Kong Sothanarith reports from Phnom Penh.
China's foreign minister on Wednesday urged Cambodia to solve its ongoing political deadlock and to quickly form a new government, while firmly supporting Cambodia's current ruling government. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was on a bilateral visit to the country, made his remarks following meetings with his counterpart, Hor Namhong, and Prime Minister Hun Sen, amid a political crisis following last month's national elections.Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh.
Cambodia's opposition party leader Sam Rainsy was greeted by about several thousands supporters on Friday on his return from US. Sam Rainsy, who previously came back from exile has already said he should be prime minister. Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh.
Opposition leaders met with supporters on Thursday, saying the party was interested in resolving issues over last month's election and that a mass demonstration is not a top priority. "It's just the last step," Kem Sokha, vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, told supporters in Phnom Penh. The Rescue Party is contesting the primary election results, which handed a win to the ruling Cambodian People's Party, and opposition leaders say their lawmakers could boycott the formation of a new government if an investigation into widespread allegations of irregularities does not take place. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)