Elected By the People – Under Threat by the Government

Senator Hong SokHour speaking at a press conference a day prior to order for his arrest. Photo by Mai Vireak-The Phnom Penh Post

Senator Hong SokHour speaking at a press conference a day prior to order for his arrest. Photo by Mai Vireak- The Phnom Penh Post

As long as the elected representatives of the people continue to be threatened, intimidated, and living with the threat of prosecution by order of

the govt., the nation will continue to be threatened with political instability and a half- baked form of democracy.

Parliamentary immunity is well covered by the Cambodian Constitution and must be followed with strict rules. The current state of affairs in Cambodia will continue to linger should we let it be.

There is no law that allows censure of freedom of expression and what is posted on social media.

The law states clearly what is ” Treason” .

IF is there was such an intention by the senator , the prime minister could not wake up the next day and announce to the public his order to the police for the arrest of the senator. There should have been a meeting of the Cabinet to decide and for strict consultation of the adopted laws.

No order and no oppression can silence the people and stop them from expressing concerns over the border issues.

http://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/vanishing-act-immunity-often-ethereal

There must be an environment conducive to dialogue and for the people to be engaged without fear of arrest.

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