By Duong Sokha
Unofficial translation from French by Tola Ek for Ki-Media
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Prince Ranariddh, whom Prime minister Hun Sen authorized to return to Cambodia in time for the Pchum Ben festival, will arrive from Kuala Lumpur on 28 September, Suth Dina, the new NRP spokesman replacing Muth Chantha, announced on 22 September. Muth Chantha seems to have been dumped from the party. Following the 27 July election, Muth Chantha joined Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha to protest the ballot during a press conference. Since then, the NRP has changed its position…
Norodom Ranariddh chooses to land in Siem Reap with his family and NRP leaders, in order “to join the Pchum Ben festivities and pay tribute to the ancestors and former kings of Cambodia,” Suth Dina stressed. At the beginning of October, he will return to Phnom Penh.
According to Suth Dina, the prince plans “a friendly meeting with the press on 2 October to thank them for publishing articles in favor of his return.” He also plans to meet King Sihamoni. Norodom Ranariddh will continue his political undertaking because “there was no condition set for him to quit his position the NRP president,” Suth Dina insisted.