PM Hun Sen Warns Opposition Politicians over Calls for Election Boycott

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has once again warned some opposition politicians that their appeal to the public not to go to vote is against His Majesty the King.

Their calls for election boycott means they (opposition politicians) are against His Majesty the King and the 20 political parties registered at the National Election Committee (NEC), said Samdech Techo Hun Sen at a get-together with 22,470 workers and employees from 8 factories and enterprises, in Cheung Prey district, Kampong Cham province this morning.

In a royal message released to the press yesterday, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, called on all eligible voters to join the National Election on July 29, 2018.

His Majesty the King underlined that the upcoming election is a general and universal suffrage that will be held in free, fair, just, equal and confidential manner in accordance with the principles of liberal multi-party democracy. Therefore, do not worry about pressure or intimidation or bullies from anyone or any political party, he said.

According to the NEC, 8,380,217 eligible voters will go to the polls in July in 22,967 polling stations throughout the country with the participation of 20 political parties: the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party.

NEC has already announced the period for the political campaign that will fall from July 7 to 27.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press