Ministry opposes EU Rainsy backing

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has expressed its strong disapproval of a plan by EU parliamentarians to escort Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to the Kingdom.

The ministry released a statement on Saturday after Rainsy recently announced that he would return to Cambodia in September escorted by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

“An escaped convict, Sam Rainsy has been charged and sentenced to imprisonment on several counts of treason, incitement to commit crimes, insulting King Norodom Sihamoni and encouraging the armed forces to disobey orders.”

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