The National Election Committee on Wednesday ruled in favor
of 11 cases filed against opposition leader Sam Rainsy by ruling Cambodian
People's Party officials and in favor of two Sam Rainsy Party complaints.
CPP officials had accused Sam Rainsy of defaming and
insulting the CPP's top leaders as "thieves of the nation" and a
The NEC fined Sam Rainsy a total of 10 million riel in all
11 cases, but denied a motion by CPP lawyer Ben Sonsamay for the removal of Sam
Rainsy's parliamentary candidacy.
The NEC ruled in favor of SRP Kampot candidate Mu Sochua,
fining CPP provincial official San Sman 5 million riel for using a military
vehicle to campaign.
The NEC fined Thin Venneth, a CPP deputy village chief, 5
million riel, for the use of a state motorcycle for campaigning.