Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CNRP tells donors to retrieve their funds

CNRP tells donors to retrieve their funds

CNRP tells donors to retrieve their funds

A district official with the Cambodia National Rescue Party has offered a group of disgruntled donors in Kandal their money back after they lodged a complaint with local police over the opposition’s fundraising efforts for its Sun TV station.

In a letter dated August 29 and sent to the provincial CNRP branch, a group of 35 families in Kandal Stung district led by one Sar Sokun insisted they wanted their roughly $1,300 back over concerns the money went straight to the party’s coffers rather than to the TV station, a project budgeted at $3 million.

Heang Vanna, director of the CNRP’s executive committee in the district, responded in a letter to the district police chief dated September 2 and asked police to “inform Sar Sokun and the other 35 families to [come] take their money back”.

“Please, come and take back the money by handing in receipts to the CNRP,” the letter reads.

In the initial complaint, Sokun said there was little transparency from the opposition about their fundraising efforts and how the money was being used, and that he heard other people in other provinces lodged similar complaints.

He then filed another letter on August 31 after listening to CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann tell Radio France Internationale that the letter was drawn up by “opponents”.

“For the Sun Television fund, corruption and exploitation have really happened in order to serve the their party’s interests,” Sokun wrote.

A police official in Kandal Stung district who wished to remain anonymous said he could not locate the families.

“There are only names and no addresses,” he said. “We’ve had difficulties finding them.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia resumes issuance of tourist visas

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the resumption of its tourist visa and visa exemption programme after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter dated October 20 and addressed to foreign embassies and consulates, foreign minister Prak Sokhonn

  • Cambodia voted ‘world’s friendliest country’ in Rough Guides reader poll

    Cambodia ranked number one among the “World’s Friendliest Countries”, according to a reader poll conducted by London-based international website “Rough Guides”. Taking submissions through Twitter and Facebook, “Rough Guides”, a well-known travel agency and publisher of guidebooks, said the Kingdom “was by far the