The Royal Academy of Cambodia president said that he was ready to challenge a lawsuit brought by the Khmer Rise Party after he slammed the party’s movement over “One Thumbprint for Koh Tral” campaign as political motivation.
The KRP on Tuesday filed a suit against RAC president Sok Touch to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over his alleged incitement and abuse of power after he criticized the thumbprint movement as political motive.
The party also said that it demands 100 million riels in compensation.
KRP honorary president Prum Piseth last week called for the collection of 50,000 thumbprints in order to request support for the reclamation of Koh Tral known as Phu Quoc island in Vietnam, which some believe still belongs to Cambodia.
Mr Touch said that he did not meddle with the KRP’s internal affairs but will deliberate the issue in court.
“I do not interfere their party’s affairs but I just say three aspects: Firstly, political parties were already given chance to disseminate their platforms and we are waiting for the election results announced by the National Election Committee so that we continue to do the work” Mr Touch said.
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