Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - KPPM says it’s one step closer to party-hood

KPPM says it’s one step closer to party-hood

A dissident group, which was unexpectedly given the green light last month to form a political party, claims it has already exceeded the number of signatures necessary to register.

The Interior Ministry announced in March that it had approved an application from Sourn Serey Ratha, leader of the US-based Khmer People Power Movement (KPPM), to form a party, and called on him to complete the registration process, which involved collecting signatures from at least 4,000 members.

Serey Ratha said over the weekend that, having obtained the “official form” on March 21, members of the future Khmer Power Party (KPP) have already “reach[ed] a goal of 5,000 thumbprints”.

“Now we [just need to] build other supported documents that [are] required by the ministry,” he said, adding that the party plans to submit all of the required forms in the first week of May.

The KPPM has been labelled a terrorist movement by Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Serey Ratha has personally been sentenced under charges including treason.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

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

Phnom Penh eats: Dine amid green gardens at Chol Chet

Located just off National Road 1 about 9km south of central Phnom Penh, Chol Chet — which means 'like' in Khmer — is a great getaway from the bustle of the capital.

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