King Norodom Sihamoni on Thursday invited Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy to a private meeting at the Royal Palace on Saturday to discuss their political stalemate, less than a week before Parliament is scheduled to meet for the first time since July’s contentious national election. The private meeting is set to fall the day before Mr. Rainsy’s CNRP plans to resume mass protests in Phnom Penh aimed at pressuring the CPP into an impartial investigation of voting-day irregularities which the opposition claims robbed it of victory. The CNRP is also threatening to boycott Parliament’s opening session
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