The National Rescue Party (NRP) held a mass demonstration Wednesday at Democratic Park to demand reforms of the National Election Committee (NEC) for a more free and fair process in the upcoming election.
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The National Rescue Party (NRP) held a mass demonstration Wednesday to demand reforms of the National Election Committee (NEC) for a more free and fair process in the upcoming election.
At Democratic Park, the demonstrators held banners, and headbands that read "demand for reform of NEC".
They read out their statements to demand that the NEC accept the recommendations of the U.N. and national and international non-government organizations.
The senior officials of the NRP that attended the protest were Kem Sokha, Pen Sovann, Kong Korm, Mu Sochua, Prince Sosowath Thomico as well as others officials.
After the opposition party's leaders read their statements one after the other, protestors were still gathering at the park, stating that they were waiting for the representatives of the NEC to accept their petitions.
And at 10 A.M. the representatives came to Democratic Park to accept the petition of the NRP, afterwards around 500 protestors dispersed.
The demonstration of the NRP, an alliance of the two major opposition Sam Rainsy and Human Rights parties in Cambodia, was held after Ministry of Interior approved their request Tuesday.
But the Ministry of Interior didn’t allow the NRP to march to the headquarters of the NEC, claiming such march would cause large traffic congestion.