Interior Minister Sar Kheng has dismissed a letter stated that CPP Battambang provincial working group had asked the party’s permanent committee to withdraw Prime Minister Hun Sen from party president and Prime Minister candidate.
Speaking at a workshop on interfaith dialogue on strengthening religious harmony in Cambodia today, Mr Kheng said the letter circulating online was bogus and made up by an opposition group attempting to break up CPP unity.
The letter was from the opposition. I have arranged the CPP working group in Battambang to reject it,” he said. “It is clearly the opposition’s bad intention to split the cpp, which we firmly oppose. This cannot be tolerated.”
The letter that was seen online on November 14, had requested the CPP’s permanent committee to hold a meeting and vote in order to withdraw positions from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Speaking at Kompot province on Thursday, the premier lashed out at the opposition group that failed in its attempt to break up the CPP members.
He noted that the CPP has increased support from voters because of the solidarity in the party’s internal affairs and from its members.