Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Hokry 'steps down' from MoI position

Hokry 'steps down' from MoI position

YOU Hokry, Funcinpec's co-Minister of Interior, told reporters May 23 he would 'step

down' from his government post, but would stay on until a replacement was found.

At that point, he said, he would formally resign as co-Minister of Interior.

The move came after a late afternoon meeting with party president Prince Norodom

Ranariddh at which Hokry was given the blunt option of resigning his post, or being

fired from both his ministerial job and Funcinpec by the party's standing committee.

"Prince Ranariddh asked me to leave the position of Interior Minister and I

accept that," he told reporters. "I am happy to leave [my post] and I respect

Prince Ranariddh as the party chief."

Hokry said he would stay on as an MP, a move that effectively prevents him being

prosecuted over allegations of corruption, which he continues to deny. Stepping down,

he told reporters, was not the same as resigning.

His job at Interior, one of two ministries shared by Funcinpec and the CPP, will

remain a royalist post under the terms of the coalition agreement. A replacement

will need to be approved by the National Assembly.

Approval will likely be a lengthy process. Observers said the process would probably

prove controversial as several leading Funcinpec lights are unacceptable to the CPP,

which holds the majority of assembly seats.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

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

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc