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(19-July-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

CNRP ‘on right track’, says Sokha on party's anniversary Amid an increasingly tense political environment, members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday seized the opportunity to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the merger that brought the party into existence.

(19-July-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Witnesses Tell of Suspected Assassin’s Flight After allegedly executing political analyst Kem Ley at a gas station in Phnom Penh, witnesses say Oeuth Ang strode down Mao Tse Toung and Sothearos boulevards, alternatingly brandishing and concealing a pistol as ever more motorbikes jumped on his trail.

(19-July-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Court Officials’ Lawsuit Against Election Official Pushed Back A judge postponed the start of a defamation trial against National Election Committee official Ny Chakrya on Monday after the two Siem Reap court officials who brought the case against him failed to show up at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

(19-July-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

US State Department Official Visits Sokha U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski visited deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday inside the CNRP’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, where he has been hiding for nearly two months amid threats by the prime minister to imprison him for life.

(19-July-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

National Assembly Defends Rainsy’s Expulsion The National Assembly did not know opposition leader Sam Rainsy had a standing defamation conviction when it allowed him to join the legislature in August 2014 and quickly moved to rectify that decision when it found out last year, its spokesman said on Monday in justifying the expulsion of the exiled lawmaker.

(19-July-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

‘Black Monday’ Activists Blocked From Marching “Black Monday” activists tussled with dozens of police officers and government security guards on Monday after they were blocked while marching in support of National Election Committee official Ny Chakrya, who is facing charges in a civil defamation case widely believed to be politically motivated.

(19-July-2016 / Khmer Times)

Gov’t: Threats Keeping Us From Funeral Information Minister Khieu Kanharith has slammed those running the funeral arrangements for prominent researcher Kem Ley, one of whom is Mr. Ley’s grieving wife Bou Rachna, for “not allowing” government officials and National Assembly members to pay their respects.

(19-July-2016 / Khmer Times)

Army to Guard Voting Stations Armed troops will be on guard at voting stations around the country, according to a government order released yesterday. KT/Chor Sokunthea Voters in next year’s elections will now have to make their choices under the watchful eye of the army after the government issued a decree yesterday establishing permanent military forces at national and sub-national election sites between 2016 and 2019.

(19-July-2016 / Khmer Times)

Chakrya Defamation Case Gets Postponed Proceedings in a defamation case against National Election Committee Deputy Secretary General Ny Chakrya will be postponed indefinitely following the filing of a complaint to the Appeal Court by the defense yesterday.

(19-July-2016 / Khmer Times)

Commission Asked to Research Immunity The National Assembly (NA) has assigned the Commission on Legislation and Justice to investigate a request by the Justice Ministry to lift the immunity of two members of the opposition allegedly involved in a prostitution case related to the sex scandal of acting opposition leader Kem Sokha.

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