Funcinpec Party remains divided ahead of KNUP merger

Former Funcinpec Party spokesman Phan Sithy speaks during a press conference at Funcinpec Party headquarters in Phnom Penh. Picture taken September 22, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Three out of four vice-presidents and other members of the Funcinpec Party have requested the return of the party’s official seal as well as the seal of the party’s president from Princess Norodom Marie, ex-wife of party leader Prince Ranariddh, claiming that the seals have been used by non-party members without the approval of the party leadership.

Chinese Foreign Minister hands over $150 million stadium and pledges $270 million in aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen walks next to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as they attend the handover ceremony of the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, September 12, 2021. Tang Chhin Sothy/Pool

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged $270 million in aid and three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Cambodia. He also formally handed over the newly built Morodok Techo National Stadium, which cost $150 million and is China’s largest infrastructure grant to Cambodia yet.