Tillerson likely faces a contentious confirmation process thanks to ties to Russia's Putin.
Sokha had been convicted of failing to appear in court to answer questions in a separate case, but was issued a royal pardon last week in a surprise intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Sam Rainsy wrote on Facebook on Thursday that he thought the case was politically motivated and carried out by a “puppet court”.
Southeast Asian country shifting its focus to free trade deals with China, Russia and the EU in lieu of the TPP
Despite the shift in career, Rong Chhun says his fundamental position hasn’t changed.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng also told reporters that four human rights workers and a senior official with the National Election Committee, could be released later this month.
On December 2, King Sihamoni issued a decree pardoning Sokha, who was sentenced to five months in prison for missing a court appearance earlier in the year.
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About one in five eligible voters failed to register. Most of those who did not manage to register are thought to be migrant workers based in Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea.
Voter turnout in Fairfax was high at 70 to 80 percent compared to the national level, where fewer than half of the electorate voted.