Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong has sent a letter to the opposition CNRP demanding that it cease collecting signatures in public for a petition, a request that the CNRP and legal experts said violates the Constitution. Interior Minister Sar Kheng said in a speech at the Interior Ministry on Wednesday that the order from City Hall to stop the opposition party’s petition to deny the government’s legitimacy after the July national election had received his blessing before being issued. “I wish to inform Mr. presi*dent [Sam Rainsy] that in recent days, ac*tivists of the CNRP have come to
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