Phnom Penh (FN), Jan 11 - Sam Rainsy posted on Facebook on Saturday, saying he resigns from position as president of CNRP.

He said, "Please the permanent committee and standing committee of the Cambodia National Rescue Party be informed of my decision and this decision becomes effect from the date of my signature."

This resignation was believed to be motivated by the fact that 60 CPP Representatives requested the National Assembly to enact a new law to remove Sam Rainsy's presidency because Rainsy was criminally charged.

There was also rumors relating to Rainsy's sexual affairs with a waitress at a restuarant. This scandal is a huge issue for political leaders around the world.