Senior member of the former CNRP defended their decision to have their political ban lifted as they want to see a political solution.
Five out of the nine former opposition members who had their political rights restored last week held a press conference in Phnom Penh today and said that they will neither create a new political party nor defect to any political parties.
The five included former opposition lawmakers Ou Chanrath and Kang Kimhak. They said that no one pressured them to request for their political rights restored.
They said in a statement issued on Monday that their decision to request for their political rights restored because they want to see a political solution.
“The purpose of our request to have our political ban lifted is to ease the current political tension and build the confidence among Khmer politicians in order to solve all issues,” they said in the statement.
“We want national reconciliation and national unity through the culture of dialogue. We believe this will be a good example for our next generation,” they said.
They also called for drop of treason charge against former opposition leader Kem Sokha who is currently on bail under court supervision.
WATCH: The ban on political activity was lifted from nine opposition members; five of whom hold a press conference at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh on Monday, March 25. KT/ Ben Sokhean
Posted by Khmer Times on Sunday, 24 March 2019