US urges probe into Cambodia vote 'irregularities'
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States voiced concern on Monday about reports of irregularities in Cambodia's weekend elections and called for a credible investigation.
"We urge all parties and their supporters to continue to act in an orderly and peaceful manner in the post-election period," State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said.
The Cambodian opposition rejected the results of the polls even though it made significant gains, saying it had been robbed of victory over strongman Premier Hun Sen.
"We are concerned by numerous reported irregularities in the electoral process," Ms Psaki said, adding that Washington had long called on Phnom Penh "to address systemic flaws such as problems in the voter registry and unequal access to the media."