The Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce is looking for 24 new board members before it can hold an election for its next president, Kong Triv, vice president of the organization, said Wednesday night.
Twelve members are needed to fill newly created seats on the expanded 36-member board, and another 12 need to be found to replace members who have decided not to renew their positions.
Kong Triv said members had left because they were “too busy.”
The Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1995 to advise the government on business laws and promote Cambodia to foreign investors. Members of the board of directors signed three-year commitments that have now come up for renewal.
Chamber President Teng Bunma, the controversial tycoon who reportedly is wanted for investigation of fraud in Hong Kong and is facing a civil case in Singapore, is about to come to the end of his three-year term.
According to the organization’s bylaws, Teng Bunma can stand for president again, but Kong Triv did not know if he would.