May 23, 2022
Pate commune chief Chhay Thy at the commune hall in Ratanakiri’s O'Yadaw district in May 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Mixed Feelings in Ratanakiri Over Chhay Thy’s Roads

Pate commune chief Chhay Thy is proud of the two roads he built over the past five years. The former rights worker turned ruling party politician said he was confident of ongoing support from residents, but some said they wanted a Jarai leader, not a Khmer outsider.