Cambodian Lawmakers Began Discussion on Amendment of Political Party Law

Cambodia’s National Assembly (NA) held here this morning an extraordinary session to discuss the proposed amendment to the Law on Political Parties.

The session was chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of NA.

The initiative on the amendment to the Law on Political Parties is strongly supported by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony of the National University of Management (NUM), held at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh early this month, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said this law should be amended as it has been elaborated since the 1990s.The premier also requested the legal experts of the Office of the Council of Ministers to work on this amendment and suggested them to consider Thailand’s Political Party Law as a model.

The Law on Political Party of Cambodia was adopted on Oct. 28, 1997, during the 8th session of the first legislature of NA. This law is composed of 11 chapters and 45 articles.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press