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CNRP lawmakers to return state property

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Former opposition leader Kem Sokha. KT/Mai Vireak

The National Assembly on Monday gave former CNRP lawmakers and officials until Friday to return state property to the parliament, including cars, computers and office materials.

Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long yesterday said former CNRP lawmakers must give back the official property following the dissolution of the party last week.

“Some materials have been sent back already,” Mr Peng Long said, adding that those who do not return items by Friday will face punishment.

Pol Ham, former CNRP vice-president and lawmaker, said he gave his work car back to the National Assembly on Monday.

Former opposition lawmaker Mao Monyvann also said he had already returned all state property in his possession.

Three former CNRP members have meanwhile tendered their resignation from the National Election Committee.

Mr Peng Long said vice-chairman Kouy Bunroeun, Rong Chhun and Te Manirong would be replaced following a National Assembly vote.

“We will implement the law accordingly,” he said.

He added that he does not know which parties the candidates will come from because the NEC has not yet sent a list of contenders to the assembly.

“The NEC will send that document soon,” Mr Peng Long said. A fourth NEC member from the opposition, Hing Thirith, remains in place.

Four among six political parties have agreed to receive seats in the National Assembly vacated following the dissolution of the CNRP.

The parties include Funcinpec, the Cambodian Nationality Party, the Khmer Economic Development Party and the Republican Democracy Party.

The two parties that declined to receive seats are the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party and the League for Democracy Party.

NEC spokesman Hang Puthea could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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