Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy called on Cambodian people not to vote in the election on July 29 by taking an example of the King.
Mr Rainsy wrote a message on his Facebook post yesterday that Cambodian people should stay neutral and not cast ballots on July 29.
“Even though the King is being held hostage by Hun Sen, he has let us know that he would not go to vote on 29 July 2018. Let’s follow his good example with regard to this fake election! On that peculiar day we just want to be neutral like him!” he said.
Sok Eysan, ruling CPP spokesman, said that King Norodom Sihamoni remains politically neutral and all political parties are under the shade of the King who will not go to vote as ordinary citizens.
Mr Eysan said that Mr Rainsy’s remark amounted to deceiving and misleading the public.
“Mr Rainsy is now running out of tricks as the election is nearing. Using the name of the King to deceive voters is insulting the King,” he said.