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UK dismayed by dissolution of Cambodian opposition party

Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, expressed concern about the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.

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Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, said:

The British government is dismayed to learn of the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). This effectively renders Cambodia a one-party state in its parliament and delegitimises next year’s General Election.

We renew our calls for the release of CNRP President, Kem Sokha, from detention. We shall consider with partners what further steps we shall take in response to this disturbing development.

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Published 16 November 2017