The National Assembly yesterday validated a new lawmaker from the ruling CPP to replace CPP lawmaker Im Sethy, who died earlier this month.
National Assembly President Heng Samrin approved Yin Bunnang as the replacement lawmaker to represent Kompong Cham province.
“The new lawmaker has to swear an oath first and then he will join the National Assembly,” Mr Samrin said.
Im Sethy died at age 70 from an illness at his home in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district earlier this month. He had served as education minister from 2004 to 2013.
Leng Penglong, spokesman for the National Assembly, said Mr Bunnang took his oath at the Royal Palace yesterday afternoon and will now begin to fulfil his lawmaker obligations.