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Thai backs govt’s actions against Sokha

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President of the National Assembly, Heng Samrin, met with his Thai counterpart, Pornpetch Wichicholchai, on Feb.1. Supplied

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly agrees with the legal actions taken against former opposition leader Kem Sokha.  He is charged with conspiring with a foreign power (treason) and is presently incarcerated.  The party he once headed (the CNRP) was abrogated by the Supreme Court in late 2017.

According to the media department by the National Assembly, Thailand’s support in this matter was affirmed during the meeting between President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin and President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichicholchai on Feb.1 in Thailand.

Mr. Samrin told his counterpart about the political situation in Cambodia; that it has improved after the government took legal action against the opposition party’s colour revolution and against Mr. Sokha for his attempt to invoke a regime change.

He added that the CNRP’s activities caused instability and insecurity within the society, which resulted in the Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve that party.

The NA’s media release reads:  “His Excellency [President Wichicholchai] said that, in a democracy country, the government has the obligation to maintain security and stability for the nation and its people.”

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