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It is the Blog set up by a group of concerned Overseas Khmers now residing in many countries around the world, over the future of their Motherland Cambodia.
Cambodia has regained independence, democracy, and peace with the 1991 Peace Agreements that was implemented by the United Nations that help organized the elections in 1993. But after the coup of July 1997, democracy was decaying with the Cambodian People Party grabbing all the powers, and later practically put them in the hands of its president, Prime Minister Hun Sen. The problem is that Cambodia owes too much to foreign communist countries and its national security is at risk.
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June 25, 2017
This June 25 is the end of a week that is rich in events that may shape the future of Cambodia:
- It is today June 25 that the National Election Committee announced the results of the June 4 commune election that shows that the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (NCRP) has made significant gains obtaining 492 commune chiefs that it got only 5 years ago. CNRP has high hope for the 2018 July legislative election. It was worth mentioning that June 4 election day coincides with the that day in 1949 that French President Vincent Auriol signed the law transferring the administration to Vietnam King Bao Dai. That was under King Norodom Sihanouk watch.
- It is today that Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam organize a conference to renew their pledge of friendship and militant solidarity in Hanoi. Cambodia was represented by Vice Prime Minister Men Sam An, while National Assembly Heng Samrin was also present.
- On June 21, Prime Minister Hun Sen reenacted his crossing to Vietnam 20 years ago to ask Communist Vietnam assistance to overthrown the Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime. It was in 1977 and on January 7 1978 Pol Pot was out.
- Premier Hun Sen repeated words that only the Cambodian People Party (CPP) that save the country and protect the peace, and if CPP would lose the elections there will be war!
Read from elsewhere:
Official results confirm Cambodia opposition gains
AFP June 25, 2017
Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month’s local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country’s strongman leader made significant gains.
More than seven million people voted on June 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule.
Hun Sen faces a national election next year and has vowed “civil war” if he is toppled.
The official results released by the National Election Committee on Sunday showed his ruling party won 1,156 out of the country’s 1,646 communes.
But the opposition party won 489 communes, a more than tenfold increase on the 40 they won five years ago. A third party won one seat.
The popular vote was closer. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People Party (CPP) received 51 percent while the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) got 44 percent.
During a ceremony on Sunday morning, CNRP leader Kem Sokha hailed the gains and told his supporters the opposition would win next year.
“We have moved each step to this point, but we will move forward for happiness and progress,” Kem Sokha said, adding “there will be no war”.
Hun Sen’s ruling party said they remained confident.
Sok Eysan, a spokesman for CPP, told AFP that from the results of the local polls, he would expect the party to win 71 of the 123 National Assembly seats next year.
In recent months Hun Sen has issued a series of increasingly shrill warnings of violence if his three-decade rule is ended.
On Wednesday he told his critics to “prepare coffins” and said he would be happy to “eliminate 100 or 200 people” if that ensured the country’s stability.
Rights groups and the opposition have accused Hun Sen of using the courts to pursue CNRP figures as well as dissidents and rights workers.
Amnesty International said some 27 political prisoners had been placed behind bars since 2013, with dozens of ongoing prosecutions against others.
Supporters see the 64-year-old Hun Sen as a beacon of stability while detractors accuse him and a coterie of allies of huge self-enrichment, corruption and autocracy.
The opposition has proven particularly popular among young voters, who often complain about a culture of corruption that only seems to benefit a wealthy elite or those with the right connections.
គជប បង្ហាញតារាងចំនួនសន្លឹកឆ្នោត និងភាគរយនៃគណបក្សនយោបាយនីមួយៗ តាមរាជធានី-ខេត្តទាំង២៥
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