Phnom Penh (FN), March 17 - The investigating judge of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Koy Sao, issued a warrant to arrest Sam Rainsy and seven others of his accomplices, allegedly charged with a new case of treason, according to the court's order Fresh News received Sunday.

Former leaders of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party to be arrested include 1. Mr. Sam Rainsy; 2. Mr. Eng Chhay Eang; 3. Ms. Mu Sochua; 4. Mr. Ou Chanrith; 5. Mr. Ho Vann; 6. Mr. Long Ry; 7. Mr. Men Sothavrin; and 8.Mr. Tok Vanchan.

Rainsy and his accomplices incited citizens and soldiers to stand up against the government. They were accused of "conspiring and inciting to commit crimes".

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told Fresh News that the actions of Sam Rainsy and his accomplices were considered "treacherous", which led to social disorder.