Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prince Norodom forced to restore sacked party members

Prince Norodom forced to restore sacked party members

120727_05
Sao Rany (centre), a Norodom Ranariddh Party lawmaker and secretary-general of the party, speaks to reporters during a press conference on Sunday in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Pha Lina/Phnom Penh Post

Sao Rany (centre), a Norodom Ranariddh Party lawmaker and secretary-general of the party, speaks to reporters during a press conference on Sunday in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Pha Lina/Phnom Penh Post

Ousted former Norodom Ranariddh Party (NRP) secretary-general Sao Rany and five other senior party members are back in the game after a court ruled yesterday that their unceremonious dumping from the opposition party had been illegal.

Ructions in the party are now set to flare as NRP leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh is forced to allow members that tried to overthrow the former Prime Minister back into the ranks.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court presiding Judge Chang Sinath ruled that the NRP must restore full authority to the ousted party members and return the party seal to them for use in official purposes.

“The letter of Samdach Krom Preah [Prince Norodom Ranariddh] about the ousted, terminating the obligations of all levels of the party’s leaders is dismissed,” the ruling read.

Sao Rany was dismissed by Prince Ranariddh last Friday along with party deputies Pheng Heng, Khim Sela, Thav Kimlong, Long Lim and permanent committee member Yous Saly after they called on their leader to quit politics.

NRP spokesman Pen Sangha said yesterday he would submit a complaint to the court in coming days requesting the verdict be nullified.

“We complain to the court to nullify this verdict because it has affected the status of the party for performing work,” he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Vong Sokheng at sokheng.vong@phnompenhpost.com

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