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National election body chairman resigns

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National Election Committee (NEC) chairman Sik Bun Hok has officially resigned from the position due to health problems. TVK

National election body chairman resigns

National Election Committee (NEC) chairman Sik Bun Hok has officially resigned from the position due to health problems.

The National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee, which approved his resignation request submitted earlier this week, has announced a selection of new candidates to fill the vacancy.

NA spokesman Leng Peng Long told The Post on June 4 that it would take eight days to complete the process and endorse a successor, whose selection will be made official through a royal decree.

Bun Hok told The Post on June 4 that the reason for his resignation was nothing but health problems. He wanted to step aside and pave the way for others who are in better health to vie for the seat.

“I am getting older and older now and I have an illness. My work is crucial and demanding. If I am not healthy enough to bear the responsibilities of this work, it will pose difficulties to our nation,” Bun Hok said.

NEC spokesman Dim Sovanarom said the election body respected Bun Hok's decision and that his resignation would not affect its daily functioning.


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