Cambodia parties urged to resume talks

The Phom Penh Post (www.phnompenhpost.com) reported that a coalition of leading civil society groups yesterday appealed to the two main political parties to swiftly come back to the negotiating table, citing a lack of public confidence in the official post-election irregularity resolution process.

 

The election watchdog groups – known together as “The Situation Room” – specifically called on top leaders to meet as soon as possible to discuss the establishment of a joint committee to investigate glaring election irregularities such as incorrectly sealed safety packages.

 

Although the hopes of forming such a proposed committee have been repeatedly dashed since initial negotiations broke down nearly a month ago, the two main parties yesterday confirmed they were moving towards a top-level meeting.

A promised “last resort” Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) demonstration is due to take place Saturday.