May 22, 2018
To: CNRP Colleagues, CNRP Supporters, and Public Media
Re: Mass Demonstration Urging Japan to Withdraw Funding for Cambodian Elections, New York, June 16, 2018
We wish to inform you and the public media at large that a major rally will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the UN building compound in New York City urging Japan to immediately withdraw all funding assistance from the Cambodia’s electoral process in response to the Cambodian government’s refusal to reinstating the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) before the July national elections.
Hun Sen and his regime have illegally dissolved the CNRP, the only viable opposition party in Cambodia, imprisoned its president, Mr. Kem, Sokha, and exiled and banned other opposition leaders from politics for five years, held illegitimate Senate elections, and recently deployed more than 100,000 security personnel to polling stations across the country. Japan is the main international funder of Cambodia’s electoral process. The CNRP is calling on its supporters, which includes about half of the voting population, to boycott the national elections on July 29, 2018.
We appeal to all CNRP supporters and Khmer diaspora to join this event in large number for a maximum result in solidarity with the international communities to condemn Hun Sen’s egregious attacks on democracy and human rights.
BunRong By, SG
Cambodia National Rescue Party of Americas
cc: H.E. Mu Sochua, Vice President of CNRP
H.E Eng Chhai Eang, Vice President of CNRP
CNRPA and its entire political networking teams