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Interior Ministry files complaint to dissolve opposition

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Lawyers representing the Interior Ministry after submitting a complaint at the Supreme Court. Supplied

The Interior Ministry filed a complaint to the Supreme Court on Friday, asking the court to dissolve the opposition CNRP after the Funcinpec Party and the Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) submitted complaints to the ministry asking that the party be folded.

Five lawyers representing the Interior Ministry went to the Supreme Court at noon to submit their complaint.

After submitting the complaint, lawyer Ky Tech told the media there were 21 pieces of evidence related to the case to dissolve the CNRP.

He added that the evidence included three video clips of CNRP president Kem Sokha allegedly committing conspiracy with a foreign power. Mr Sokha has been charged but not yet tried in the case.

“The evidence is enough and solid for the Supreme Court which could dissolve the CNRP under the law,” he said, adding that the complaint aimed to dissolve the party and suspend all the political activities of the party.

Ly Chantola, another of the lawyers, said all the evidence was connected to the investigation into Mr Sokha and the complaints to the ministry by the Funcinpec Party and the CYP.

No CNRP spokesmen could not be reached for comment.

CYP president Pich Sros claimed the CNRP conspired with its leader and the US to topple the government.

He added that the arrest of CNRP president Mr Sokha last month on treason charges proved that the party had been working with the US government to push for regime change in Cambodia since 1993.

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