Dear Friends and Colleagues of SRP party,
On Oct. 7 2011, Lok Pratean Sam Rainsy with the permanent committee (ajintray) informed me of deleting my name off the list of members from the SRP Party. I'm deeply sadden and regret the decision that was made because i strongly felt that it was unfair and unjust and many significant matters were not taken into considerations. A majority number of members from Takeo Province had showed their supports and trusted my leadership and capabilities and together we wanted to propose new changes that will increase the party's potential to reach victory for the upcoming elections and with our ongoing activities.
Instead of paying attention to our requests, my actions were viewed as being a rebel, deliberately disrespecting higher authorities, incapable of performing duties and were also accused of bribing other members to support my position. I believe that the final decision to remove me from SRP party was based on poor judgment, lack of legit [legitimate] reasoning, and resulted from many different unreliable sources.
I began my support for the party for many years while living in America and my commitment continued to being a very active and dedicated member of the party in Cambodia served my duty as a MP. Now I can only remember all my sacrifices and devotions that I once had with the SRP party. I gave up my valuable time and my responsibilities as a father and husband with my family. My wife supports for my work with the SRP Party was also very overwhelming. She had to endure raising a family with two young children on her own. She also did her best to maintain our business, supported our family without my presence, and endlessly helped funded my activities for the SRP Party. There were never once any complaint or hesitation because we had hopes that one day the SRP Party will take part in helping the people of Cambodia to better their lives.
As a member of the party, I felt that I had an obligation to react and propose changes when I sense that leaderships are not going in the right direction. But at the end, instead of considering and weighting necessary measures to solve my concerned, I was portrayed as a worthless rebel who wanted to consolidate power indefinitely. I have always respected and believed that SRP Party is the only voice for democracy for the people of Cambodia. I am just one Cambodian among thousands of other supporters worldwide who have viewed SRP Party as having true ideals, fighting for democracy for our beloved motherland, protecting our country's interest and improving the lives of Cambodian people. Unfortunately all these hopes have come to an end when I was officially removed from the party based on irrational decision making. I want to declare my standing ground at this point that I have NO intentions of joining any other political party and am not trying to cause attention to myself, but if justice is not prevailed then innocent supporters like me will no longer have any hope that Cambodia will ever be steered away from any dictatorial leadership. To all SRP party supporters out there please be the judge for yourself about this situation and I hope that you can help me find justice so that we can set a good example for innocent supporters and to regain the credibility needed to fight for true democracy. For as long as I have the opportunity to help my beloved motherland, I will continue to find justice and hopefully be able to serve my country honestly and diligently again!
Elected Member of Parliament
Read interview with Tok Vanchan.