Liberal International

LI President joins Cambodia’s opposition leader at Brussels protest

LI news , vrijdag 22 maart 2013

LI President Hans van Baalen MEP was among the leading figures that welcomed in the European Parliament in Brussels a delegation of the national opposition in Cambodia led by the Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD - LI Cooperating Organisation) Sam Rainsy, Mu Sochua MP and Men Sothavarin MP.

The delegation met amongst others Cecilia Wikström MEP of Folkpartiet from Sweden (LI Full Member). LI President Van Baalen participated in a protest rally in front of the European Parliament that was organised by the Cambodian opposition. Referring on a report by the US State Department that questioned the credibility of the upcoming elections, Sam Rainsy reiterated his public call to the international community not to monitor the vote in Cambodia, and inadvertently give the electoral process a false legitimacy. In a most recent development, the National Democratic Institute — NDI (LI cooperating organisation) in its press conference in Phnom Penh, presented conclusions that justify Sam Rainsy's repeated assertions about voter list manipulation by the NEC.