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Candlelight vice president Son Chhay speaks to the media on July 15, 2022, after he was questioned in relation to a CPP lawsuit.

Son Chhay’s Houses Seized Over Defamation Compensation

A Phnom Penh court has ordered the temporary seizure of two properties belonging to opposition leader Son Chhay in relation to $750,000 in damages he is expected to pay to the ruling party for a defamation conviction.

The Grassroots Democratic Party’s rally on Phnom Penh’s Koh Dach island on May 21, 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

GDP to Vote on Joining Forces With Candlelight

The opposition Grassroots Democracy Party will soon decide whether it will join the Candlelight Party or stand on its own in the 2023 national election after discussions of a potential merger stalled, leaders said.

NagaWorld protesters in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2022. (Lara Shaker/VOD)

Cambodian Activists Look to Joe Biden for Help During Asean

Cambodian activists and opposition politicians made a last-ditch effort to catch the attention of U.S. President Joe Biden before he arrived at the Asean Summit, hopeful that the U.S.’s self-image as a protector of democracy could help elevate their plight.