The National Police on Saturday called for the assistance of the "national and international public" to ensure Sam Rainsy, the "acting president" of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, faced the Kingdom's courts.
“To protect the rule of law and maintain security, the National Police would like to appeal to the national and international public to support officials as they enforce the law and not be tricked by a handful of ill-intentioned people provoking citizens to revolt against the authorities. This is illegal and would lead to social insecurity.
"Please immediately abandon any intention to prevent the enforcement of court warrants as this will be punished in accordance with the law,” a National Police statement said.
National Police spokesperson Chhay Kim Khoeun said on Sunday that the cooperation of the Kingdom's neighbours in arresting Rainsy should he enter them while attempting to return to Cambodia had been requested.
“We have requested cooperation and it now depends on our partner countries. We would be happy were they to arrest [Rainsy],” Kim Khoeun said.