Monday, September 29, 2008

Prince Ranariddh back in Cambodia

Phnom Penh Post reports that Norodom Ranariddh returned to Cambodia yesterday after 18 months in exile in Malaysia. In March 2007, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for peculating money from the sale of his former party, Funcinpec's property. A few days ago King Norodom Sihamoni issued a royal amnesty on the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen according to Phnom Penh Post.

Cheam Yeap, the ruling party CPP's lawmaker said the Prince's returs was a "symbol of national reconcilation" reports the Post.

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