Legal experts on Wednesday dismissed a warning made by the CPP on Tuesday that legal action could be taken against the opposition CNRP if it did not stop saying the ruling party controls the National Election Committee (NEC). Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said on Tuesday that the CNRP’s insistence that the NEC was a tool of the CPP was “defamatory rhetoric.” But Sok Sam Oeun, executive director of the Cambodian Defenders Project, said Wednesday that the CNRP could easily defend itself against any such charges. “Under Cambodian defamation laws, if the CNRP has just one piece
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