Sam Rainsy, the acting president of Cambodia’s banned opposition party slammed Phnom Penh government for refusing to allow exiled opposition officials into the country to defend themselves against treason and incitement charges in their own trials.
An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland has failed after an airline refused to carry her.
Former CNRP deputy president Mu Sochua said the Cambodian government’s decision to block her recent return to Cambodia could result in further financial sanctions for the country, similar to the partial revocation of the “Everything But Arms” trade preferences.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court tried Soung Sophorn, the president of the Khmer Win Party, in connection with gathering people to protest in front of the court asking for Rong Chhun’s release last year.
Royalist party Funcinpec announced the return of former co-prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh as party president following a 2018 car crash that severely injured him and killed his wife just before a national election.