Op­po­si­tion leader U­turn

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD -

Bangkok: For­mer Cam­bo­dian op­po­si­tion leader Sam Rainsy an­nounced his re­turn to pol­i­tics yes­ter­day af­ter re­sign­ing as head of the op­po­si­tion Cam­bo­dia Na­tional Res­cue Party (CNRP) ear­lier this year.

The an­nounce­ment came a day be­fore a court rul­ing on whether to dis­solve the CNRP af­ter gov­ern­ment lawyers filed a law­suit ask­ing for it to be scrapped.

The rul­ing comes amid a widen­ing po­lit­i­cal crack­down on mem­bers of the op­po­si­tion, civil rights groups and free me­dia by the Cam­bo­dian Peo­ple’s Party of Prime Min­is­ter Hun Sen. — Reuters

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