PHNOM PENH (FN), Feb.03 –A senior member of FUNCINPEC finally chose to leave his old nest under the leadership of president, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and form a new political party named “National United Party” which was launched in a press conference on Feb.3.

Nhek Bun Chhay, Second Deputy President of Funcinpec, has been reportedly not satisfied with the new structure of the old party and the leadership of Prince Noromdom Ranariddh for over one year now since the time he was elected back to the party leadership and was seen by Bun Chhay as not only making no progress but also moving backwards.

Prince Norodom Ranariddh has recently threatened to form a Council of Disciplines within the party in view of bringing about a punishment on Bun Chhay for performing a series of activities without his approval. As a result, Bun Chhay launched a counter-attack in a letter to the Prince saying that any setup of this kind of Council should also involve old Funcinpec members and not only those either support or close to the Prince