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What’s in a name? For CNRP TV launch, a lot

What’s in a name? For CNRP TV launch, a lot

The opposition party will start fundraising for its television channel this Saturday and has promised autographs and souvenir photos from leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha for supporters kicking in more than $1,000.

The Cambodia National Rescue Party will take both donations and investments for its planned Sun TV station at its Phnom Penh headquarters, party president Sam Rainy announced on social media yesterday.

As an extra incentive, contributions of more than $1,000 will be rewarded with a receipt signed by Rainsy and CNRP deputy president Kem Sokha, as well a souvenir photo, the post announced.

The CNRP initially planned to sell shares in its station but switched to taking contributions to satisfy legal requirements.

Party spokesman Yem Ponharith said the CNRP needs to raise $3 million and hopes to get the station running before the end of the year.

He said the party still needed to rent at least 10 locations across the Kingdom for studios and antennas.

“We [will] rent one location in Phnom Penh and 10 locations in the provinces along the Tonle Sap river,” Ponharith said.

Pushing the station’s moneymaking potential, CNRP lawmaker Ky Vandara, director of the CNRP’s general financial department, said Sun TV would be competitive and popular.

“People can [promote their businesses] on this TV station . .  people are waiting for this TV station,” he said.

“Whenever a TV channel is popular, it will have a lot of advertisements.”


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