Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Translated from Khmer by Heng Soy
courtesy of http://ki-media.blogspot.com/
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) agreed to authorize the Khmer Republican party (KRP) – presided by Lon Rith, the son of Marshall Lon Nol – to open its headquarters and to raise party signs along villages, communes, districts, provinces, city and municipalities all over the country. In a letter dated 20 November 2007, issued by Sar Kheng, the minister of Interior, to the KRP president, Sar Kheng stated that the MoI does not oppose the request to open the party headquarters, and the raising of party signs. The KRP was recognized by the MoI on 12 February 2007, and it was registered in the list of political parties on 08 October 2007. KRP officials used to claim that the party does not plan to bring the republican regime back to the current kingdom of Cambodia. After the recognition of this party by the MoI, the KRP held a press conference in Phnom Penh, however, Lon Rith was not present there.