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Kem Sokha wants to boot out old officials

Kem Sokha wants to boot out old officials

Opposition deputy leader and parliamentary first vice president Kem Sokha promised on Saturday to use his party’s status in parliament to summons and vote out long-serving corrupt government ministers with the help of the ruling party.

Speaking to Cambodia National Rescue Party district and commune councillors in Siem Reap town, Sokha said that his party already had sufficient numbers to summons ministers, and if it secured the cooperation of seven Cambodian People’s Party lawmakers, it would have the amount needed to vote for corrupt ministers to be shuffled out of their positions.

“I know clearly that some lawmakers of the [CPP] are bored seeing the same old ministers’ faces too,” he added, without naming anyone.

CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun declined to comment, but political analyst Kem Ley said that while the plan might be popular, it was unlikely to succeed unless the president of National Assembly or Hun Sen himself agreed.

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