Senior government officials and analysts have slammed Sam Rainsy for not allowing uncomfortable questions at a recent public forum in the US, considering it a gross violation of democratic policy and freedom of expression, and labelling Rainsy a dictator.
Meanwhile, some US supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and former party officials expressed disappointment with Rainsy, the party’s “acting president”, saying his conduct is contrary to CNRP policy.
The criticism came after Rainsy ordered his subordinates to remove Chum Socheat – a CNRP team leader in San Jose, California – from the public forum on February 3, accusing him of asking pointless and mocking questions and wasting everyone’s time.
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