Interior Minister Sar Kheng today encouraged opposition activists to turn themselves in to police and step back from the coup plot in order to avoid committing crimes.
Speaking in a public forum at Prey Veng province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the only choice for opposition activists not to be arrested or charged, they must oppose to partaking in the planned arrival of Mr Sam Rainsy, who attempts to stage a coup.
“There is no other choice. The only choice is to not join [the coup plot], as you now may see many of them have confessed and sought clemency,” he said.
“Sam Rainsy’s arrival aims at creating war. We are going to celebrate the National Independence Day [on November 9] and water festival, but he plans to come and cause social insecurity on that day. What does it mean?” Mr Kheng added.
A dozen people allegedly linked to the Mr Rainsy’s have been arrested so far following the announcement of his planned return on November 9 and his calls to citizens to mobilise and partake in his “nine fingers” campaign, which is considered as a coup plot by the government.