CNRP Proposed Vice-Presidents to Visit South Korea

CNRP vice-presidents-elect Pol Ham and Eng Chhay Eang are expected to arrive in South Korea on Thursday to meet migrant workers.

Mr. Ham and Mr. Chhay Eang, who were elected by the party as vice-presidents in February but have yet to get an all-clear by the Interior Ministry, planned to promote the party among Cambodian workers, said Yim Sinorn, head of CNRP’s Youth Wing in South Korea.

Spectators gesture during a Khmer New Year event in South Korea on earlier this month, in a photograph posted to Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng’s Facebook page.

“Their primary purpose as members of parliaments is to come to see our citizens here, and to meet with supporters in order to provide them with the latest news and the party political stance,” he said.

Mr. Sinorn said the trip was not specifically aimed at fundraising for the party, but that supporters would likely make donations.

“The organizers do not require our brothers and sisters to contribute money, but very often our supporters share money to fund the event and the leftover money will go to the party,” he said.

According to Prime Minister Hun Sen, there are more than 40,000 Cambodian migrant workers living in South Korea.
Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng was recently sent to South Korea to attend the first-ever Sangkranta Khmer New Year, drawing a crowd of about 20,000.

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