Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on January 15 urged the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to end its boycott of parliament, saying that the door is still open for talks with the opposition to resolve the post-election dispute.

The PM made the call during a meeting with Surya P. Subedi, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh .

Senior Minister Om Yentieng, president of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee, said after the meeting that the PM warned that there will be "no tolerance" if the opposition wants to topple the government.

PM Hun Sen said the solution to the current political deadlock is closely related to the National Assembly, so the opposition should join this body to discuss and resolve all remaining issues.

CNRP spokesman Yem Ponharith said that PM Hun Sen's suggestion was a positive step towards resolving the post-election dispute peacefully.

However, the opposition will not join the parliament if electoral reform and a reelection by mid-term are not made, he said.

The political dispute between Hun Sen's ruling party and Sam Rainsy's opposition party has lasted since last July's polls in which the ruling party won 68 parliamentary seats and the opposition got 55 seats.

The CNRP refused to accept the results claiming serious irregularities, and has boycotted parliament while holding protests to demand the resignation of the prime minister and a re-election.

Hun Sen reiterated on January 14 that he will not step down.

Leaders of the two parties met twice in September last year in an attempt to narrow their political differences, but the talks failed to produce results.-VNA