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Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng at a podium during a meeting, in a photo posted to his Facebook page on August 9, 2021.

Sar Kheng Is Lone Manet Holdout Among Deputy Prime Ministers

Sar Kheng has not endorsed Hun Manet as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s likely successor, making him the lone holdout among the 10 deputy prime ministers. His nine peers have all signed onto public statements of support for Hun Sen’s eldest son.

Supporters of the banned opposition CNRP sit across the street from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 14, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

CNRP Mass Trials Set to Resume This Week

Two CNRP mass trials involving dozens of defendants are set to be heard at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court this week after being delayed by the “February 20” Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year.

Covid-19 testing in Siem Reap on June 25, 2021, in a photo posted to the Facebook page of the Siem Reap provincial administration.

WHO Still in Dark About Omicron Impact, Advises ‘Living With Covid’

The World Health Organization said on Friday it was seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases, especially in Europe, and that countries needed to be vigilant and learn to live with the virus, commending Cambodia’s approach toward a reopening.

Hun Manet on a visit to China in February 2020. (Hun Manet’s Facebook page)

Hun Sen Endorses Son as Next PM, Dismisses Sar Kheng’s Chances

In his most clear comments about succession, Prime Minister Hun Sen said his oldest son and army commander Hun Manet would take over from him, while shooting down any chances of rumored prime ministerial hopeful and Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s ascension.