Cambodia’s top election body will take legal action against groups that conduct or publish opinion polls in the two weeks leading up to June 4 commune elections, its spokesman said on Sunday, warning that the surveys could lead to “social instability.”
The ban on surveys will begin on May 20 and continue through the vote, according to National Election Committee (NEC) spokesman Hang Puthea, who likened the surveys to a “bad trick.”

“If anyone tries to do a bad trick, the NEC will absolutely not let that happen before the election,” he said on Sunday. “If you do not implement the NEC’s instruction, we will