Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday wrote King Norodom Sihamoni, to replace three members of the Supreme Consultative Council (SCC) who are from the Funcinpec Party.
According to Mr Hun Sen’s letter dated Monday, which was obtained yesterday by Khmer Times, the Premier asked the King to end the terms of Prince Norodom Chakravuth, the eldest son of Prince Norodom Ranariddh and acting president of the Funcinpec Party, Pich Sochetha and Ros Saphan.
Mr Hun Sen asked the King to replace these three positions with other members from the Funcinpec Party.
The three men are Heng Chantha, Aing Sambo and Yin Voreak.
Chhim Phal Vorun, spokesman of the SCC, confirmed yesterday that the replacement is made in accordance with the request of the Funcinpec Party’s leader, Prince Chakkravuth.
He noted that the SCC was formed from 16 different parties, which participated in the 2018 General Elections and each party has three members.
Phal Vorun said that the SCC, which has a five-year-working period – the same as the Royal Government’s mandate – provides an opportunity for political parties that contested the election and did not win seats to participate in improving policies and provide good ideas to the government in leading and developing the country.
Nop Sothearith, spokesman of Funcinpec Party, could not be reached for comment yesterday.