Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay, the Sam Rainsy Party election
candidate for Phnom Penh,
called on the Ministry of Interior Thursday to crack down on vehicles without
license plates during the campaign period.
Vehicles with no license plates likely belong to police,
military and other state officials who have removed them in order to help the
Cambodian People's Party campaign, Son Chhay said in a letter to the ministry.
Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said there were
some vehicular irregularities during the campaign, but the ministry had not
issued an order to curb the practice.
People were using their own personal vehicles to help the
campaign, he said.
Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said the city's busy
environment during the campaign made it "very difficult" to enforce
license plate regulations.
Son Chhay's letter follows accusations from the opposition
party's Kampot province candidate, Mu Sochua, that government and military
officials there are using state vehicles for campaigning.
No complaints involving the use of state vehicles has been
registered with city election authorities, said Lon Cheng Kay, Phnom Penh municipal election committee
"Some vehicles, such as police or military police, are
individually owned and are not state property," he said.