Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 13 – Cambodia’s National Assembly, on Thursday, adopted the proposed amendment to enable the 118 former CNRP officials resume their political activities with 115/115 votes in a plenary session presided over by President Heng Samrin.
At least 87 lawmakers signed the proposed amendment on Article 45-new of Political Party Law 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.”
Sam Rainsy’s confidant Kong Korm, also former President of Sam Rainsy Party, announced to support the proposed amendment, speaking in a special interview with Fresh News on Wednesday.
“I congratulate the proposed amendment that would allow better space, freedom of expression, and justice in legal advocacy for politicians,” Korm told Fresh News.