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30 September 2012
By Mu Sochua
President Obama is the standard-bearer of democracy. We ask him to exercise the greatest vigilance with regard to the poll. In November, President Obama will visit Cambodia because the country holds the presidency of ASEAN in 2012.
We ask President Obama to put 2 conditions to his visit:
The first is thorough reform of the body that administers elections in Cambodia, the National Election Committee (NEC). This organization should be non-partisan, but is in fact under the majority control of the ruling party, the CPP. The UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi, has recommended this reform, which has been refused by the government. As long as the NEC remains in its current form, there can be no fair elections.
The second is that opposition leader Sam Rainsy must be allowed to return to contest the elections. Mr.Sam Rainsy is the only credible rival to Hun Sen.