December 1, 2021
CNRP co-founder Kem Sokha, center, and GDP co-founder Yang Saing Koma, right, during a visit to a farm in Pursat province in November 2020, in this photograph posted to Saing Koma's Twitter page.

CNRP Rift Points Toward Sokha’s Return to Politics: Analysts

Kem Sokha’s comments stirred a flurry of speculation and commentary online, with armchair political analysts in and outside the country trying to make sense of what this meant for the CNRP — once the most credible political threat to the CPP’s stranglehold on power.

Residents from the Prey Metta Thommacheat community protest outside the Kampong Speu provincial police headquarters. (CCFC's Theng Savoeun)

Hundreds Protest Outside Kampong Speu Police Headquarters

The Udom Sre Kpos forestry area, also known as the Prey Metta Thommacheat community, originally covered more than 2,800 hectares, but the government gradually privatized most of it for companies and soldiers over 20 years.