The Siem Reap Provincial Administration has issued a second ultimatum for the supporters of Khem Veasna – president of the League for Democracy Party (LDP) who recently pronounced himself "universe protecting brahma" and mobilised them at his sprawling plantation to escape what he predicted as doomsday – to disband no later than September 4 or face tougher measures.
The new order came as the followers continued to gather at Veasna’s plantation at Kulen Mountain in Banteay Srei district, arousing security concerns.
The administration also ordered that they remove all makeshift structures.
It warned that should they stay past the deadline, vehicles parked on public roads around the plantation will be towed away. And if they have no means of transport to leave, they can contact the authorities for an arrangement free of charge.
The followers have gathered at the plantation since August 23 on Veasna's appeal, which attracted more than 10,000 people including hundreds of Cambodians working abroad, notably South Korea, Japan and Thailand.