Threat follows Interior directive
A MINISTRY of Interior directive requiring provincial approval for work done on commune halls prompted a thinly veiled threat from a ministry spokesman yesterday that a popular opposition commune chief could be arrested if she didn’t comply.
Since the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s unprecedented wins in nearly 500 communes during the June local elections, several newly elected commune chiefs have found themselves at odds over various projects with district and provincial bureaucracies stacked by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. The conflicts – as well as public remarks by CPP officials and leaked internal memos – have raised questions as to whether the ruling party is actively trying to sabotage opposition efforts CONTINUED
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