Cambodian king urges opposition to join parliament
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's king appealed to opposition lawmakers on Wednesday to drop a planned boycott of parliament for the sake of "national unity" following strongman premier Hun Sen's disputed election win.
In a royal letter to 55 elected opposition lawmakers, King Norodom Sihamoni said he would preside over the first meeting of the lower house on Monday.
"I would like to invite his and her excellencies to attend the first meeting of the National Assembly in order to show national unification and unity," Sihamoni said.
Opposition officials could not be reached immediately for comment.