Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 13 - Sam Rainsy’s confidant Kong Korm, also former President of Sam Rainsy Party, announced on Thursday that he is ready to request to re-enter politics after Cambodian National Assembly adopted the proposed amendment.
"I look forward to the enacted proposed amendment and I am ready to request Interior Minister Sar Kheng,” Kong Korm told Fresh News, adding that since 2017 he has implemented the Supreme Court’s verdict that he did not engage in any political activities.
“I hope I will be rehabilitated to legally engage in political activities,” said Kong Korm, one of the 118 Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials.
On 16 November 2017, the Supreme Court decided to dissolve CNRP for attempting to topple the legitimate government through a color revolution; and ban 118 members of the party from engaging in political activities for five years.
Cambodia’s National Assembly, on Thursday, adopted the proposed amendment to enable the 118 former CNRP officials resume their political activities.
The proposed amendment stated that: “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.”