Monday 14th July, 2008
Translated by Khmerization
Mr Sam Rainsy, president of the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), has led supporters in an election rally in Kampong Chhnang provincial town on 12th July with 20 vehicles driving in processions around the town. The rally processions have travelled to all the 4 districts in Kampong Chhnang province. Speaking to motocycle taxi drivers and traders in the province, Mr. Sam Rainsy attacked the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) as corrupt and exploiting people by stealing their lands. He promised that if the SRP wins the upcoming election, he will take back the lands to give to the people, reduce the petrol price to 3,500 riels per litre and increase the salary of public servants and workers to the maximum.
On these promises, Mr Sam Rainsy’s supporters believe that he can deliver his promises because he was a successful ex-Minister of Finance in the first-term government and an economic expert.
On the other hand, Mr. Sam Rainsy’s critics said that what Mr. Sam Rainsy had promised were all lies. They accused him of making empty promises, went to stay overseas and only returning back at the election time.