The Phnom Penh authority has asked the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to stop collecting signatures or fingerprints in public areas or at resident places in Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khuong Sreng said in a statement on October 8 that the petition has disrupted public order and triggered annoyance to local people, while calling on the opposition to collect fingerprints only at its offices.
CNRP has been collecting signatures from its supporters who have protested the general election’s results announced by the National Election Committee.

CNRP plans to collect 3.5 million signatures to present to the UN and international community on October 23, the day it plans hold another mass protest.

Official results of the July 28 election gave the ruling Cambodian People's Party 68 seats in parliament, ahead of the 55 seats won by the CNRP.-VNA