Phnom Penh (FN), Feb 11 - Sam Rainsy, now living abroad, strongly believes that he could lose his position as the president of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), but hoped that he still would be a symbolic figure for Cambodian citizens.

On Facebook, Sam Rainsy said that, “… The new law in Cambodia to remove my position does not have any real power in politics. Despite that I would lose my position in the CNRP, I hope that I would be a symbol, representing strong courage of the Cambodian citizens who are against dictatorship and corruption.”

Sok Ey San, spokesman of Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said that, “Making a new law, and amendment are required by the nation and for the people, without discrimination against any political paths, nationality, ethnicity, religion, tradition or culture.”

The request to enact the new law by 60 CPP’s National Assembly members had been sent to the National Assembly yesterday.

The amendment was made following the request of Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen during the last National Assembly’s meeting on January 31, 2017.

If this law is successfully enacted by the legislative branch, Sam Rainsy will lose his position as president of CNRP.