Cambodia to amend law to allow banned politicians to re-enter politics: PM

Cambodia’s National Assembly will hold its plenary session on Thursday (Dec. 13) to amend a law to clear the way for banned opposition politicians to re-enter politics, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday.

A total of 118 former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) senior members have been barred from joining politics for five years since Nov. 2017 after the CNRP was dissolved by the Supreme Court following the arrest of party leader Kem Sokha in “treason” charges.

Hun Sen said the forthcoming amendment to the Law on Political Parties will allow the nation’s King Norodom Sihamoni to pardon banned politicians through a request made by the prime minister.

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