Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the calling for people not to vote is against His Majesty King, not against any political party, addressing to 22,470 workers from eight factories in Kampong Cham Province on Wednesday,
The statement was made after His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, called on all citizens to exercise their free rights by voting in the National Assembly 6th mandate election on July 29, 2018, according to the royal letter dated on May 18, 2018.
“I would like to call on all voters to vote for representatives for the development and prosperity of the country in all sectors,” His Majesty wrote in the letter.
His Majesty added the the July’s election is a universal, free, fair, just, equal, and confidential election in accordance with the multiparty liberal democracy; and that no threats nor bullies will happen on anyone or any political party.
Recently, Sam Rainsy, leader of Cambodia National Rescue Movement, called for Cambodian voters to boycott the National Assembly 6th mandate election on July 29.
Rainsy thought that CRNP would win the election if the majority of Cambodian voters boycotts, and low voter turnout happened in the recent Venezuela’s election.
“The King called on people to vote, but if the opposition called on people not to vote, it is clear that this is against the King, not against Hun Sen’s government, or against the other 20 political parties. A royal message is a slap on the face. If you [Rainsy] are against the King, you’ll be against whatever you want,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Recently, Rainsy also wrote a letter to the King requesting his Majesty not to do this and that, which insulted the King as the His Majesty is respected by 16 million people; the act also violated the law the National Assembly adopted, according to Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong.
The premier continued to call on people to vote in the upcoming election. He is committed to preventing the opposition groups from causing war, destroying peace and monarchy, and insulting the King.