Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 29 – Phnom Penh Municipal Court (PPMC) judge has warned the former president of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha for conducting illegal political activities. However, Sokha was not arrested.

Court spokesperson Plang Sophal told Fresh News on Wednesday (Jun 29).

“The judge has warned Kem Sokha during the trial today. Sokha will face further legal actions if he commits actions that violated the court’s ruling again,” Sophal said.

The prosecutor has requested the judge to re-detain Kem Sokha for conducting illegal political activities in Siem Reap, where he met with his supporters.

The prosecutor said such activity breached Sokha’s right to political participation. Sokha has violated the Supreme Court’s ruling dated 16 November 2017, which banned ex-CNRP leader and officials from conducting political activities for 5 years.

Kem Sokha has been accused of conspiring with foreigners to topple the legitimate Royal Government of Cambodia.