Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday slammed former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for calling on the public to boycott the upcoming national election in July which opposed King Norodom Sihamoni.
Speaking to about 20,000 workers in Kampong Cham province’s Choeung Prey district on Wednesday, Mr Hun Sen said that Mr Rainsy was acting against the King for asking the people not to vote in the election on July 29.
“Does he dare to oppose the King’s letter? If he does, he betrays the King because it is clear that some days he will eliminate the constitutional monarchy and depose the throne,” Mr Hun Sen said.
“It is clear that he opposes the King and he does not oppose the Hun Sen government or the 20 political parties, but the King,” Mr Hun Sen said.
On May 23, Mr Rainsy wrote to the King, asking him not to heed the government’s call for the public to participate in the election.
The King appealed to people to vote in the July’s poll in an open letter released to the public yesterday.
“The election on Sunday July 29 will be free, fair, just, equal and a secret election in accordance with multi-party democracy,” the King said “Please don’t be concerned about pressure,