Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CNRP planning to call Namhong to assembly

CNRP planning to call Namhong to assembly

Opposition lawmakers have announced that they are planning to summon Foreign Minister Hor Namhong to parliament over a cross-border land dispute in which Vietnamese authorities sprayed Cambodian-planted crops on Vietnamese land with herbicides.

Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Om Sam An said that his party wants the foreign minister to clarify the events that took place in Tbong Khmum – a province that hugs the Vietnamese border and is at the centre of the issue – and whether or not the land is actually part of Vietnam.

“We want to … investigate whether or not [the villages] are on [Vietnamese] land,” he said.

Namhong recently sent a letter to the National Assembly to explain the incident and respond to 12 CNRP lawmakers. The letter clarified that the crops sprayed with “poisonous chemicals” by Vietnamese authorities had in fact been planted on Vietnam’s territory.

However, Sam An said he had conferred with fellow CNRP lawmaker Mao Monyvann about whether to start a petition to oust Namhong and Cambodia Border Committee chairman Var Kim Hong over the squabble.

According to the constitution, an impeachment letter needs at least 30 signatories in order to bring the issue to a vote.

Monyvann, meanwhile, maintained Namhong was using an outdated map when he made his claims, and said that he was conferring with party leaders about what action to take.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking