Royal Cambodian Armed Forces stand ready to defend the Kingdom’s Constitution if the opposition holds illegal protests.

Speaking on September 26 in Phnom Penh, Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister declared that a nationwide demonstration or big rallies in Phnom Penh must obey the law.

He warned of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)’s sabotage scheme against the Constitution, stressing that all forces are ready to do its mission.

Earlier on September 25, Sam Rainsy, CNRP President and the opposition’s leader, announced a possible nationwide demonstration against the new government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

However, following a CNRP senior officials’ meeting on September 26, the CNRP leader said his party will seek to resume talks with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, referring to the possibility of taking seats in the fifth National Assembly.

Analysts say CNRP’s change of mind is a good sign. Prime Minister Hun Sen declared that the door is still left open for talks resumption with the opposition.-VNA