Opposition lawmakers have called on the Constitutional Council to explain how the
constitution can allow a caretaker government to continue to run the country while
the political deadlock remains unresolved.
On February 28 the 21 lawmakers wrote to question the legality of having a caretaker
government while there is no National Assembly, the caretaker government's right
to borrow money from international communities, and the legality of the expenditure
Yong Sem, spokesman for the Constitutional Council, said: "We do not comment
while the members of CC are still waiting for an advisory report before holding a
Prime Minister Hun Sen has said his caretaker government will continue until 2008
if there is no constituted government to take its place.
Prince Norodom Sirivudh, secretary-general of the Funcinpec Party, said the CPP had
declined to resume talks with the other political parties. Border issues, corruption,
judicial reform, and the high number of murders were matters of national interest
that the CPP must deal with, he said.
Sam Rainsy, president of the SRP, said: "If the political deadlock cannot be
resolved between now and April, the international communities and European Parliament
will be considering suspension of non-humanitarian aid to Cambodia."