Phnom Penh (FN), May 16 – The opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) announced on May 16, 2016, a decision to fire one of its active supporters in the U.S. named Young Noy or Brady Young, by his Facebook name, after the opposition activist had accused that Hun Manet is the son of the Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho.

According to a copy of the letter of notice by CNRP made available to the press on May 16, 2016, the party announced that membership of Young Noy, alias Brady Young, in the CNRP for Long Beach, Southern California, is terminated.

Young Noy, or Brady Young, an active member of CNRP for Long Beach, Southern California, wrote in a post on his Facebook page accusing that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet was actually the son of Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho. He also urged a DNA test between Hun Manet and the premier.

The accusation by the activist had drawn a harsh reaction from Prime Minister Hun Sen last week who said it was a serious humiliation against the country leader and his family. He strongly urged that the opposition party clarifies and come up with a reasonable action to fix the mistake.

It is in the wake of the Prime Minister’s strong reaction that the opposition CNRP issued this letter of notice dated May 16, 2016 and signed by acting president Kem Sokha, to expel Young Noy from the party.

Analysts said this action by the CNRP to expel its active member in the U.S. from the party is a play set up by Sam Rainsy and his team for two strategic purposes; one of which is to incite more anger and hostility of the opposition supporters toward Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the second purpose is that he would play an intermediary role in the feud so that he could at the same time seek a sympathy from the premier for the sake of a pardon or some kinds of compromise.