Why Bin Chhin has fought against the dual citizenship Cambodians? Cambodian constitution allows Cambodian people the freedom to hold multinationalities. Many elites, dignitaries and politicians from both parties are holding at least two nationalities. King Norodom Sihamuni is possibly holding multi-nationalities: Cambodian by birth, Czechoslovakian and France by naturalization. Dr. Pung Chiv Kek is known for her Cambodian by birth, Canadian and France by naturalization. Many politicians and ministers from CPP are holding multi-nationalities as well. Many politicians and ministers from CNRP are holding multi-nationalities as well. Many Cambodian millionaires, investors and citizens are holding multi-nationalities. Cambodians who are living overseas are launching campaign called The CEROC to acquire for the Rights for Voting in Cambodia elections because those have never given up their Cambodian citizenship. Their love and spirit for Cambodia is to help develop in all fields of this country. There are also many foreign-born citizens who have become Cambodian citizens. Those are likely many Vietnamese citizens who have been naturalized into Cambodians (sic). Alex Gonsales has dedicated his nearly 10 years in Cambodia to help protect the Araeng natural site. Angelina Jolie is known for her Cambodian citizenship as in special case. How about Dr. Beat Richner who has dedicated his money and life for the children health of Cambodia? The people who are holding multi-nationalities have helped develop Cambodia gigantically. The National Election Committee must be participated by all streams of Cambodian citizenship. Bin Chhin and the CPP must adopt broader policy for the benefit of Cambodia. The reasons explained by Bin Chhin not to allow dual citizens to hold position in NEC are not yet rational, and it has shown only dwarf policy and cheap mentality, or it has shown only “threatening or intimidating approach” is not working well with dual citizens, but it has worked well with single citizens.
Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin said Monday that the ruling CPP’s demand that dual nationals be banned from sitting on a reformed election commission is not intended to prevent Licadho President Pung Chhiv Kek from becoming the “neutral” ninth member of the new institution.
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