Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior on Thursday issued detailed instructions for the political rehabilitation of lawmakers from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), but a party official said it had no interest in returning while leader Kem Sokha remained in jail.
Politicians desiring rehabilitation have to individually file a request with the ministry with court papers and a thumbprint. The ministry would then forward the request to Prime Minister Hun Sen ask the country’s king to pardon the lawmaker by royal decree, the ministry said.
Asked about the offer, senior CNRP official Hing Soksan told RFA’s Khmer Service that the party had no intention of following the instruction while party president Kem Sokha remained under house arrest on treason charges.
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