Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 15 – Former president of the court-dissolved opposition party Kem Sokha reiterated that he and Sam Rainsy are not as one, speaking at the hearing of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday (Jun 15).

The statement came after Rainsy criticized Kem Sokha for not going to vote for Candlelight party.

During the hearing, Kem Sokha once again announced that he does not have any contact with Rainsy, who is facing numerous lawsuits and is living in exile. Sokha claimed that he and Rainsy were not as one as the latter claimed.

“I have never supported any Rainsy’s activities,” Sokha underlined.

On 28 November 2021, Kem Sokha announced that he and Rainsy are not as one and he warned Rainsy to stop using his images and name to serve Rainsy’s political ambitions.

“I observe that until now, Sam Rainsy and his colleagues continue to use my name and images without my consent in their illegal activities. In fact, Rainsy and his colleagues have walked away from the principles and spirit of unity to establish various political movements. Recently, they openly support their former party, the Candlelight Party,” Sokha wrote on his Facebook on 28 November 2021.