Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 12 – Sam Rainsy’s confidant Kong Korm, also former President of Sam Rainsy Party, urged Rainsy not to destroy the 118 former Cambodia National Rescue Party officials, speaking in a special interview with Fresh News on Wednesday.

Korm’s urge was made following Rainsy’s recent warning.

Anyone of the banned to accept the lift and re-enter politics is the traitor, Rainsy warned his former members, speaking in an interview with RFI on Tuesday.

In today’s interview with Fresh News, Kong Korm considered the proposed amendment, which would allow the banned officials to re-enter politics, a “political resolution” and “choice for new opportunity”.

Korm also criticized Rainsy over his recent appointment.

“Sam Rainsy’s act does not fit his position,” Korm told Fresh News, adding that “His new appointment as Acting President of the dissolved CNRP also violated the party’s by-laws.”

It is worth noting that Cambodia’s National Assembly voted today to amend the law to enable the 118 former CNRP officials resume their political activities.

According to the announcement of the National Assembly late Wednesday, some lawmakers already proposed for Amendment on Article 45-new of Political Party that will add a new a paragraph as follows:

“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.”