Overseas supporters of the Candlelight Party have protested against the detention of party vice president Thach Setha and demand the government release him. Thach Setha’s lawyer has filed a complaint to the court of appeals against the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision to detain his client, following Setha’s January 16 arrest on a charge related to issuing dud cheques.
As the Candlelight Party faces an onslaught of lawsuits and violent threats, a party official said they were moving ahead with preparations for the July election, with analysts predicting a bumpy path to the ballot box for the primary opposition threat to Hun Sen.
The Cambodian People’s Party is scheduled to convene its extraordinary two-day congress this weekend to review its five-year achievements and work out a strategy to secure victory in the upcoming national election.
An exiled Cambodian opposition activist is in hot water for allegedly impersonating a Cambodian military officer after he dressed up like a three-star general and mocked the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen in a social media video that has gone viral.