Kem Sokha: His party will beat the CPP
Kem Sokha (L) and Hun Sen (R)Tuesday, February 26, 2008Everyday.com.khTranslated from Khmer by Socheata
On Monday, Kem Sokha, President of the Human Rights Party (HRP), said that he is more popular than Prince Ranariddh and opposition leader Sam Rainsy. He told The Cambodia that his closest rival are not Prince Ranariddh nor Sam Rainsy, but that it is prime minister Hun Sen. Kem Sokha hopes that in the upcoming general election, the HRP will beat the CPP and he will become the prime minister. However, Eng Chhai Eang, SRP Secretary-general, said that he is not concerned about the HRP. He said that there are only two parties that must compete in the upcoming election: the SRP and the CPP. Khieu Kanharith, spokesman for the government, mocked Kem Sokha, saying that if the latter cannot even rule his employees at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), how can he rule the country when he becomes the prime minister?