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Indelible ink is tested at the National Election Committee office on May 13, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

NEC Gives Thumbs-Up for Indelible Ink

The NEC on Friday announced 52,000 bottles of ink as indelible and fit to be used for the June 5 commune election. The ink is imported from an Indian company and is expected to remain on a voter’s finger for at least the duration of the balloting.

A motorist rides past political party billboards in Kampong Cham province's Sdao commune on May 8, 2022.

‘Color Revolution’ Activist Now Seeks Elected Office

Kung Raiya has gone to jail for seeking a “color revolution” and later for selling Kem Ley commemorative T-shirts. The prison stints initially deterred him from being politically active, but with three weeks to go for the June election he is running for commune chief in Kampong Cham.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to Cambodian expatriates in Washington D.C. on May 11.

Hun Sen Rules Out Postal Voting for Cambodia During His US Tour

Speaking at times behind a lectern adorned with familiar yellow flowers and at one point taking up a bullhorn outside a hotel, Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a string of speeches during his tour of Washington for the U.S.-Asean Summit.

A party sign removed in Phnom Penh’s Toul Sangke I commune in Russei Keo district in May 2022. (Supplied)

Candlelight Banner Taken Down for ‘Future’ Infrastructure Work

The Candlelight Party has accused a Russei Keo commune chief of tearing down a party banner in the capital, with the officials claiming the billboard was erected on state land. Separately, the Candlelight Party’s provincial head in Pailin received a second court summons for incitement — part of two cases being pursued against him since last month.