Prime Minister Hun Sen today warned a former provincial official of the former opposition party not to gather former commune chiefs in Kampot province as the party could not be reinstated.
Speaking to thousands of garment workers in Kandal province, Mr Hun Sen said that Heng Sal, Kampot provincial chief of the dissolved CNRP’s working group, was telling former commune chiefs that the party would be reinstated.
“I send a message to Heng Sal, do not hope that. you are cheating,” Mr Hun Sen said “You are destroying their future.”
“The ghost was already dead and it could not be resurrected,” he said.
The Supreme Court dissolved the CNRP last year in the wake of its leader Kem Sokha’s arrest on treason charges.
In the 2017 commune election, the CPP won 1,156 communes and the CNRP took 489, while the Khmer National United Party won one commune.
Then, the National Election Committee reallocated more than 5,000 of the dissolved CNRP’s old commune seats to the ruling CPP and other parties.
The CPP took a total of 4,548 seats, Funcinpec was given 239, the Khmer National United Party 201 seats, the Cambodian Nationality Party ten seats, the Cambodia Youth Party three seats, and the Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party took three seats.