Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted and fined the president of Khmer Economic Development Party for not sending required reports to the Interior Ministry.
Presiding Judge Than Leng said KEDP president Huon Reach Chamroeun failed to provide the ministry with activity reports on his party in 2015, contrary to rules under the political parties law.
“The court has sentenced him with a fine of four million riel [about $980] to be put in the state’s budget,” said Judge Leng.
He said the Interior Ministry filed a complaint against Mr Reach Chamroeun in 2016.
He added that according to the political parties law, parties must file reports to the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Economy and Finance by December 31 every year, which Mr Reach Chamroeun failed to do in 2015.
Mr Reach Chamroeun could not be reached for comment yesterday.
According to the Interior Ministry, there are currently 45 political parties in Cambodia.