Hun Sen Establishes Forum for Opposition Policy Input

Phnom Penh – Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday announced he would hold biannual meetings with representatives of 16 of Cambodia’s opposition parties where they will be able to directly raise issues with the premier.

The Supreme Council of Consultations (SCC), as the forum will be known, will provide a check on the power of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Hun Sen said, after the party won a landslide victory at the polls on July 29.

Hun Sen made the announcement following a meeting with the parties at the Peace Palace. Four of the 16 political parties invited to attend the event declined, including the League for Democracy Party (LDP), Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP).

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