Cambodia Threatens Airlines With ‘Serious Consequences’ For Ferrying Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy

Cambodia’s civil aviation authority has issued a directive banning commercial airlines that serve the country from boarding acting opposition president Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return home from exile next week, warning they will face “serious consequences” as accomplices to a coup attempt.

Chea Oun, the secretary of state at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, told RFA’s Khmer Service Friday that the ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief also extended to seven other CNRP officials, as well as his wife, who were charged along with Sam Rainsy in September with “attempting to stage a coup” in connection with his planned return on Nov. 9.

“Airlines are not allowed to board them,” he said.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/airlines-11012019164905.html

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