The former secretary-general of the Beehive Social Democratic Party has formed a new political party called Our Motherland Party to take part in July’s national election, causing one member of civil society to say it merely gave the illusion of multi-party democracy.
Chan Bunhorn, Our Motherland Party president, said today that an application to create the party had been filed in June 2017 and the party was finally recognized and registered by the Interior Ministry on January 19.
He said that in the process of forming the party, he and all the founders proceeded in all stages in accordance with the legal process to take the opportunity to compete in the upcoming election.
“The decision to create this political party is to give me the opportunity to take part in the interests of my country and homeland. I have joined with other political parties since 1993, but the party I joined did not reach the goal I wanted,” he said.
Full story on Tuesday’s paper.