February 16, 2018

Fired Funcinpec officials argue with leadership

Funcinpec leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh speaks at a party congress in September. Heng Chivoan

Ben Sokhean | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 16 February 2018 | 12:20 ICT

A group of dismissed Funcinpec officials has exchanged barbs with party leadership after filing a lawsuit for their reinstatement earlier this month, stating yesterday that if party leader Prince Norodom Ranarridh does not change tack the party would slide into irrelevance once more.

Meach Samroul, Kan Vudthy, Soung Phally, Kim Ravy, Nop Phorn and Seng Haksrun – along with Pheap Pheach, who did not sign the legal complaint – were dismissed after Haksrun requested that two other senior officials be booted from the party for nepotism. In response, Ranariddh dismissed Haksrun and the six others.

Samroul, a former personal assistant of the Prince, bemoaned the “financial and emotional sacrifice” for the party of the dismissed officials and said he feared that Funcinpec would fragment if the Prince continued “believing those bad officials who incited and flattered him”.

Kim Ravy warned the party would “win zero seats” in the upcoming election if it did not reform.

“The rottenness already affects [the party] at a local level, [officials] try to lie to the Prince and cheat him,” he said, adding that Funcinpec should learn from the Cambodian People’s Party’s organisational structure.
“They know how many members they have but we have not even thought about our local structure,” he said.

Funcinpec had already virtually lapsed into irrelevance until it was given a second life through the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. After the CNRP was dissolved, 41 of its National Assembly seats were handed over to the party.

On Wednesday Ranarridh said the complaint should be resolved internally and not in court, insisting “there is no disunity.”

Political analyst Lao Mong Hay suggested the rift exposed deeper problems within the party. “There cannot peace and order in any organization whenever its leadership has no strong moral authority,” he said.


Kim Ea said...

Stray dogs just fight each other for bone now .This irrelevant party is a ridiculous con actor to help fake Khmer politic and salvage a gruesome Dictator regime from outlaying their vicious suppression of the opposition party .

phuc.dung.long said...

This is a fake party. Ranariddh shouldn't even be in that seat. He is a loser. He is pawn for the CPP. He is not a prince. Entering politic should loose that title. Khmer Failure... its because of his bloodline.

ranadrick, that's his name.

KhmerBTB said...

Those losers should have been ashamed of themselves for robbing CNRP's seats .They know that it's not legit being there without getting elected but their power ambition is too big and they can't control it .

Hemondno Viata said...

The prince's JERKY party is indeed a pawn of CPP. The party of which merrily to hold the CPP's Bed-board feet to allowing the CPP sleep and do what the dictatorship regime wanted. In the coming national election (2018) the Jerky party won't win any seat for sure, this's my prediction, as an illiterate kon Khmer, I'm felling so sad to see such a Khmer Royalist son like him leaps his neck into Hun Sen loop hole again and again it's shameful.

kohtral said...

Ah choy mray Ranariddh. Ah Sva chhkout.

O_O said...


Samnang Bin said...

ទាំងអស់នេះ​ មានអានរកស៊ីសួតឈ្មោះអាក្រុមប្រែតនរោត្តម ប្ញណ្ណរិទ្ធជាមេហ្វូងឆ្កែ ជាឆ្កែមួយហ្វូងជាឆ្កែបំរើរបស់អាមេចោរហ៊ុន ​សែនដែរ (?) ។ ឯក្រុមហ្វុងឆ្កែមួយហ្វូងទៀត មានឈ្មោះអាឆ្កែញ៉ាមស៊ីអាចម៌ឈ្មោះអាឆ្កែសម ​រង្ស៊ី នឹង​អាឆ្កែញ៉ាមលិទកណ្ដួយ ឈ្មោះអាឆ្កែកឹម សុខា​ ។ អាឆ្កែបួនជើង ទាំងពីរហ្វូងនេះ៖ គឺហ្វូងទី១ មានហ្វូងឆ្កែអាក្រុមប្រែតនរោត្តម ប្ញណ្ណរិទ្ធ(?) ឥឡូវនេះត្រូវបានអាមេចោរហ៊ុន សែន វាប្រមូលអាឆ្កែទាំងអស់នោះយកមកថែរក្សាចិញ្ចឹមឧ្យអាចម៌ស៊ីជាប្រចាំ ដើម្បីទុកឧ្យអាឆ្កែទាំងអស់នោះមកនៅចាំផ្ទះជំនួសហ្វូងអាឆ្កែសម រង្ស៊ី នឹង ហ្វូងអាឆ្កែកឹម សុខា ជាហ្វូងឆ្កែទី២ ម្ដងវិញ(?)ព្រោះអាហ្វូងឆ្កែទី២នេះ (អាឆ្កែសម រង្ស៊ី នឹង អាឆ្កែកឹម ​សុខា) ជាអាឆ្កែចោលម្សៀត ដាក់អាចម៌ឧ្យទៅវាសម្រាប់ច្រាស់ច្រំ(ស៊ី)(?)ដាក់ចំនួនប៉ុន្មាន(?) អស់ប៉ុណ្ណឹង(?) ហ្វូងអាឆ្កែទាំអស់នេះលិទស៊ិច្រាស់ច្រំគ្មានដែលនៅសល់បន្តិចបន្តួចឡើយ(?) ។​ ហ្វូងអាឆ្កែទី២នេះ មានអាឆ្កែសម​រង្ស៊ី នឹង អាឆ្កែកឹម សុខានេះ(?) ទុកក៏មិនចំណេញ ? ដកចេញក៏មិនខាតដែរ ? ហេតុដូច្នេះហើយបានជាអាមេចោរ អាហ៊ុន សែន ជាអគ្គមហាមេចោរ មហាមេបាតដៃទី៣​នៅលើរាជាណាចក្រអច្ឆរិយៈចោរនេះ បញ្ជាឧ្យកូនចោររបស់វា ដើរទាក់អាឆ្កែទាំង៥៥ក្បាលទាំងនោះ ឧ្យទាល់តែបាន ឧ្យគ្រប់ចំនួនទាំង៥៥ក្បាលនោះ​ យកទៅបោះម្ដងមួយក្បាលៗៗឧ្យក្រពើវាស៊ី នៅឯទួលក្រសាំងឧ្យបានគ្រប់ចំនួនឆ្កែទាំង៥៥ក្បាលនោះមិនខានឡើយ  ??? ។ សូមកូនខ្មែរទាំងឡាយជ្រាបជាពត៌មាន ៕