Phnom Penh (FN), Nov 12 - Justice Ministry's Spokesman, Kim Santepheap, said on Sunday that mobilizing people to put pressure on the judiciary is illegal and that public authorities should be obliged to take necessary action to prevent it.
"Gathering the masses to put pressure on the judiciary is illegal. Therefore, public authorities legally are responsible for the necessary action to prevent such offenses,” said Kim Santepheap.
The announcement came after CNRP’s dissolution case which will be decided by the Supreme Court on November 16, 2017.
On October 6, a group of five Interior Ministry's lawyers filed a lawsuit to the Supreme Court to request for the dissolution of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in accordance to two other complaints from two political parties, Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) and FUNCINPEC Party.
On October 4, 2017, CYP filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior (Mol) claiming to dissolve CNRP. The complaint stated an objective to request MoI to file a lawsuit to the Supreme Court in order to dissolve CNRP based upon the law following the alleged treason committed by CNRP president, Kem Sokha.
On the other hand, FUNCIPEC stated that based on Article 6, Article 7, Article 38 and Article 44 of the Amendments on Law of Political Parties, they would like to propose to Samdech Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior to take legal actions to dissolve the party in accordance with the law.