MP, Eng Chhay Ieng strongly questions the legality of the arrest warrant against Mr. Sam Rainsy. He raised all these questions this morning at the meeting of the National Assembly Permanent Committee which had the stripping of Mr. Sam Rainsy’s immunity on its agenda.
The key legal issues which international community should raise with the government:
1/ the 13/11/15 arrest warrant is based on the decision of the Court of Appeals in March 2013.
Question: Mr. Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia after a royal pardon on 19/07/13 and exercise his political rights since then. Why the Courts did not take action during the past two years?
2/ NEC cleared for and accepted the candidacy of Mr. Sam Rainsy as MP. The President of the National Assembly officially proclaimed the legality of the candidacy and the proclamation was posted to the for objection on 28/07/14.
Question: why did the Courts not take action then?
3/ Mr. Sam Rainsy took oath under the Royal presence of His Majesty the King on 05/08/14.
Question: why did the Courts not take action?