Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prince Norodom's party feud back in court

Prince Norodom's party feud back in court

Prince Norodom's party feud back in court

Sao Rany, the secretary-general of the Norodom Ranariddh Party, appeared in court yesterday in connection with a complaint he filed last month accusing the party leader of faking documents to terminate him from the party.

It’s one of two cases Rany has going against former Prime Minister Ranariddh.

The first was a challenge to Ranariddh’s decision to kick him out of the party, and yesterday’s appearance concerned the authenticity of the documents used to enforce that order.

Rany claims that Ranariddh did not issue the document himself. Therefore, so his argument goes, the act constitutes forgery.

“The court asked me whether or not I changed my [case]. I told the court that what I have told police is still the same,” he said. “This is a criminal case. If police and the court find out [the fakers of document would be in jail].”

NRP cabinet chief Noranarith Anandayath and spokesman Pen Sangha who were accused of being involved in the forgery, said that they do not fear Rany’s complaint.

“I will not flee. I’ve got nothing wrong on my conscience. What we have done is just enforce the decision of the party president,” Anandayath said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Meas Sokchea at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping

    Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”. The report

  • Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha

    Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial

  • UAE prince seeks to invest in Cambodia

    The UAE has expressed interest in Cambodian oil and gas exploration. Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said this was the result of his discussions with Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmook bin Juma al-Maktoum, a member of the royal family who visited him on Wednesday.

  • Kem Sokha off the menu as Smith talks judicial independence

    The UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, on Tuesday, focused on “judicial independence” at a meeting with Ministry of Justice officials. Both Smith and ministry spokesman Chin Malin said the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (