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City Hall warns against signs on public infrastructure

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A CNRP banner is taken down from a tree. Supplied

Phnom Penh municipal authorities yesterday warned political parties against hanging up party signs on public property during the commune election campaign.
City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said that an operation to remove political signs from trees, electric poles and streetlights was underway, noting that the only party guilty of doing so was the opposition CNRP. 
“Authorities in all districts will remove all political logos stuck on public trees or street lights which are contrary to the agreement between representatives from political parties and the Municipal Electoral Commission,” he said. 
According to the Law of the Commune Election, political parties may publically display their logo during the campaign period, so long as such the party coordinates with commune authorities and the initiative does not affect public order.
Political banners are not allowed on public buildings or state offices. 
Banners may be placed on private property only with the consent of the owner. 
CNRP executive committee chairman Morn Phalla said municipal authorities were discriminating against the opposition party. 
He noted that CPP banners were spotted at the car park of a public bus station. 

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