Cambodian prince goes on hunger strike over election results
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - A Cambodian prince, the cousin of King Norodom Sihamoni, went on hunger strike on Friday in protest at Prime Minister Hun Sen's disputed election victory, demanding "justice for voters".
Prince Sisowath Thomico, who is a senior member of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), said: "I am on hunger strike until there is a solution to render justice to the people, who are the voters."
Talking to reporters as he began the protest at a pagoda in the capital Phnom Penh, he accused the prime minister's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of "staging a cold coup" and seeking to create a conflict between the people and the king.
According to official results of the July election, the CPP won 68 seats against 55 for the CNRP.