Rainsy told to ‘respect forfeit’

A senior former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official has said he believed Prime Minister Hun Sen would win the wager on the legal status of party co-founder Kem Sokha that Sam Rainsy made with him.

Suon Rida, a CNRP permanent committee member and one of the 116 party officials who remains banned from politics, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, urging the opposition figure to respect the forfeit if he “is a man”.

Sokha is currently on bail awaiting trial. In November, Rainsy offered Hun Sen a bet that he would have his treason charge dropped by March 3.

In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/rainsy-told-respect-forfeit

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