Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 8 - Kong Bora, a former lawmaker of the dissolved opposition party, announced that he will request to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on 9 January 2019 for political rights to re-enter politics after the amendment to political party law promulgated.

"I, Kong Bora, will submit a request to the MoI on 9 January to request a re-enter politics", Kong Bora wrote on his Facebook.

Although Sam Rainsy appealed to all 118 former CNRP officials not to request for political rights, Bora still chose to do.

“I cannot continue with him [Rainsy] in betraying the kingdom and our people,” he added.

The amended Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties stipulated that “Individual whom the court banned from doing political activities could not create a new party, or participate in any other political parties, or be a candidate for others to vote, or do any activities to support or oppose other parties. Individual whom the court banned from doing political activities will receive absolute rights to legally participate in political activities when banning expired as determined by the Supreme Court’s verdict, or in the case that individual has been rehabilitated by His Majesty King as requested by Prime Minister in accordance with the proposal of Minister of Interior.”