King Norodom Sihamoni on Tuesday granted “rehabilitation” to Kong Korm and his son Kong Bora – the first of 118 opposition officials banned from politics for five years to request a royal decree – allowing them to return to the political fold.
The 118 high-ranking Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials were banned from political activity in November 2017 when the Supreme Court dissolved the opposition party two months after its president, Kem Sokha, was arrested for treason.
“Affirmed is the rehabilitation of Kong Korm, male, born April 6, 1941, and Kong Bora, male, born September 20, 1974, who were banned from conducting political activities for five years according to Supreme Court verdict No034 dated November 16, 2017,” reads the royal decree dated Tuesday and signed by the King.
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