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EU pulls support for Cambodia poll after opposition dissolved

PHNOM PENH: The European Union on Tuesday pulled support for Cambodia’s election authority, questioning the legitimacy of upcoming polls after the dissolution of the opposition transformed the kingdom into a virtual one-party state under strongman Hun Sen. A Supreme Court ruling last month dissolved the main opposition to the incumbent Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), an [...] The post EU pulls support for Cambodia poll after opposition dissolved appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netDec 12th, 2017

Cambodia king pardons jailed opposition lawmaker

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday, August 25, the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election. The lead-up to the July 29 poll – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Cambodia ruling party wins all seats in parliament: election committee

Cambodia's ruling party has won all seats in parliament, an election committee official said Wednesday, two weeks after a flawed poll held without an opposition. Strongman Hun Sen's party "won all 125 parliamentary seats," National Election Committee spokesman Dim Sovannarom told AFP. The result officially cements the Southeast Asian country's status as a one-party state and extends Hun Sen's 33-year rule, but his new government could face questions of legitimacy. The July 29 election took place without his main political rival, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, after it was dissolved in a sweeping crackdown on dissent last year. The election committee spokesman said th...Keep on reading: Cambodia ruling party wins all seats in parliament: election committee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

PHNOM Penh, Cambodia--- Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety. Kem Sokha, the co-founder of the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested on treason charges in September two months before the Supreme Court dissolved his party. The moves came during a sweeping crackdown led by the 66-year-old strongman and paved the way for an easy election victory in July that was lambasted as a sham. But in the aftermath of the vote Hun Sen has returned to a pattern of easing up on dissent and...Keep on reading: Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Cambodian parliament launches era of one-party rule

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia –Cambodia's new parliament met for the first time Wednesday, September 5, launching an era of one-party rule after an uncontested election handed the ruling party of strongman Hun Sen all 125 seats. July's poll has been derided internationally after the only credible opposition party was disbanded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

One-party rule ‘terrible setback’ for Cambodia — opposition chief

BONNIEUX, France -- The co-founder of Cambodia’s disbanded opposition has decried the landslide victory of Hun Sen’s ruling party in an uncontested poll as a “terrible setback”, urging a campaign of non-cooperation with the next government. A provisional count from Sunday’s poll has handed the Cambodia People’s Party of strongman….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Cambodians vote in polls with main opposition party silenced

PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia --- With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades. Although 20 parties are contesting the polls, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a credible challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was dissolved last year by the Supreme Court. Its leaders have called on supporters to boycott the polls, charging they are neither fair nor free. Along with fracturing the political opposition, Hun Sen's government also silenced critical voices in the media and ahead of the polls, ordered...Keep on reading: Cambodians vote in polls with main opposition party silenced.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Cambodian journalists charged with espionage for filing news to U.S.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Two Cambodian journalists were charged on Saturday, November 18, with spying for allegedly filing news reports to Washington-based Radio Free Asia amid a sweeping government crackdown on dissent.  The reporters were detained on Tuesday night, days before Cambodia's main opposition party was dissolved over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Cambodian opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party and banned more than 100 of its politicians for 5 years on Thursday, November 16, in a ruling blasted by a rights groups as the "death" of the nation's democracy. The verdict was widely expected from a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia --- Cambodia's Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing a crushing blow to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state. The decision clears the way for the nation's authoritarian leader to remain in power for years to come. The verdict, which was widely expected, comes amid a growing push by the administration of Prime Minister Hun Sen to neutralize political opponents and silence critics ahead of elections due in July 2018. Chief Judge Dith Munty, who is a senior ruling party member, announced the nine-member court's unanimous ruling. He said 118 opposition party members w...Keep on reading: Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Anwar makes political comeback

AFTER BIG POLL WIN I am happy with the results. Allah bless us all PORT DICKSON — Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure’s remarkable resurrection. Winning the seat was a key requirement for Anwar […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Malaysia s Anwar set to return to frontline politics in by-election

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim set his sights on a return to frontline Malaysian politics Saturday, October 13 in a by-election poll likely to seal the once jailed opposition figure's remarkable political resurrection. Winning the seat is a key requirement for Anwar to succeed 93-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad , ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Malaysia begins by-election vote to pave Anwar’s return

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim sets sights on a return to frontline Malaysian politics on Saturday as voting began in a by-election poll likely to seal the once jailed opposition figure’s remarkable political resurrection. Winning the seat is a key requirement for Anwar to succeed 93-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who jailed his former protege [...] The post Malaysia begins by-election vote to pave Anwar’s return appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PET junks Marcos opposition to use of ballot images in poll recount

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has junked former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s opposition to the use of ballot images that he had earlier asked to be decrypted and printed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Duterte: Some soldiers conspire with opposition to oust me

President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that some soldiers are in cahoots with the opposition to oust him days after Malacañang said the chief executive was confident that the military would not support moves to overthrow him. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Cambodia frees 14 opposition prisoners

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Voters nix support for Australia govt

SYDNEY: Support for the Australian government has crashed after a week of backstabbing saw Malcolm Turnbull deposed as prime minister, with a poll Monday showing it is on course to be hammered at elections due next year. Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country’s 30th leader late Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt [...] The post Voters nix support for Australia govt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Uphill battle seen in case vs justices

With the filing of impeachment complaint by opposition congressmen against seven Supreme Court justices comes the more daunting task of convincing majority lawmakers to support it, opposition Rep. Gary Alejano said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier Hun Sen to gift himself a free run in last month's election.  Kem Sokha was detained as part of a crackdown ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

DPWH budget cut deplored

OPPOSITION Rep. Edcel Lagman has appealed to his colleagues in the House of Representatives to unite and move for the restoration of the cut in the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Lagman has introduced a manifesto of support for the DPWH, which he expects the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Love, prayers for Asiad five

With little preparation and the opposition in the region as tough as ever, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is exhorting the country to rid itself of the negative vibes and throw its full support behind the Philippine Basketball Association-backed squad that will play in the Asian Games this month. "This is our Gilas Pilipinas team, let's show it the love and support we have given past Gilas squads when we go to Indonesia," SBP president Al Panlilio told the Inquirer over the phone on Tuesday morning, a day after the country re-entered the Asiad basketball event. The country has gone through a lot in the past two months and it doesn't need more controversies as the team st...Keep on reading: Love, prayers for Asiad five.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018