With King Norodom Sihamoni having signed off on the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties, 40 banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials have expressed their positions, with more than half vowing to not request the government return their political rights.
FORMER politician Kong Korm said he is willing to appear before Phnom Penh Municipal Court to testify in relation to the treason charge facing Kem Sokha, president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). He broke ranks with his colleagues and became the first to apply for a government-offered lifting of a ban on engaging in political activity.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy asked to be charged with treason alongside his fellow Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) co-founder Kem Sokha. He also outlined seven points as to why the 118 banned former party officials should not seek a return of their political rights. Leaders of the Candlelight Party and the Human Rights Party are optimistic that the CNRP will eventually return to politics, despite its dissolution.
KHMER National United Party (KNUP) secretary-general Sok Visal said on Monday that his party will merge with Funcinpec and that talks had reached a deadlock only due to the illness of the latter’s president Prince Norodom Ranariddh.
A Khmer National Liberation Front member who fled to Thailand in December has signalled a return to Cambodia in order to further pursue the creation of the Khmer National Liberation Party.
The Grassroots Democratic Party wants the government to keep Boeng Tamouk lake as the last large natural lake rather than having part of it filled for development.https://bit.ly/2FrFox9;