Funcinpec has replaced Pursat MP Ly Thuch, who resigned from the party to join
the Cambodian People's Party (CPP). Funcinpec spokesman, Nouv Sovathero, told
local media his party had chosen Say Mongkol to occupy the Pursat MP seat.
Sovathero said that according to the law, any party member who leaves the party
to join another must forfeit his party position. But after joining CPP Ly Thuch
can still maintain his position as the vice-president of the National Committee
for Disaster Management.