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King grants political rehabilitation to seven ex-CNRP officials

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A royal decree granting political rehabilitation to former CNRP lawmaker Yem Ponhearith.

King grants political rehabilitation to seven ex-CNRP officials

King Norodom Sihamoni on April 17 issued a royal decree granting political rehabilitation to seven former members of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), following a request by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The seven – all former members of the CNRP's Standing Committee and board -- had sent a request to the ministry seeking reinstatement of their political rights before the date specified in the Supreme Court verdict barring them from politics for five years.

They include former CNRP lawmaker Yem Ponhearith; ex-CNRP president Kem Sokha's cabinet chief Muth Chantha; and party members Chum Chandarin, Tuot Yoeun, Lat Ly Tey, Long Kim Khorn, and Yong Daneth.

In his letter addressed to Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 13, interior minister Sar Kheng said they have respected the Supreme Court order by not engaging themselves in any political activities or causing any social insecurity and disorder.

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