Phnom Penh (FN), June 30 – Ministry of Justice's spokesman, Kim Santepheap, reacted Eng Chhay Eang, Vice-president of Cambodia National Rescue Party's (CNRP), statement concerning the release of the ADHOC 4 and the Deputy Secretary General of the NEC.

Eng Chhay Eang considered the release of 4 ADHOC staff and the Deputy Secretary General of the NEC a political move rather than a legal application by a man with power.

"The decision of the court is an independent power in implementing law," stated the spokesman.

"Eng Chhay Eang should understand the Criminal Code clearly before defaming the decision of the court," he added.

The four ADHOC staff include Yi Sok Sann, Ny Sokha, Nai Vanda,  and Lim Mony. Ny Chakriya is the Deputy Secretary General of the NEC.

The 5 were charged with bribing a witness who was involved in the Kem Sokha sex scandal.

Sokha is the current president of the CNRP.

The conditions of bail stipulate that the defendants may not leave Cambodia without authorization from the court; may not move address without permission from the court; and must appear to court summons.

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh applauded the legal decision, as it reduces the burden on the defendants.