The National Assembly (NA) of the Kingdom of Cambodia has unanimously approved the draft law on amendment to the Election Law.
The approval was made during the NA’s 9th session of the 6th legislature chaired here this morning by its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin.
Defended by Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, the eight-article draft law is aimed to reform the “right to stand for election” in order to enhance the value of pluralist liberal democracy stated in the constitution of Cambodia, as well as to promote accountability of elected political leaders at the national and sub-national levels, according to a press release of the NA’s General Secretariat released after the parliamentary session.
If this draft law comes in force, anyone who violates it will be fined from KHR 5 to 20 million (over US$1,200 to nearly US$5,000), not including other criminal charges.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)