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CNRP president Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Muncipal Court on February 5, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Kem Sokha Trial to Resume in January

Nearly two years after the suspension of hearings, former CNRP president Kem Sokha will head to a Phnom Penh court in January to attend his treason trial.

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.

Former CNRP vice president Pol Ham gives a speech in Kandal province in 2016 in a photo posted to Kem Sokha's Facebook page.

Former Opposition Deputy Applies for ‘Political Rehabilitation’

A former vice president of the outlawed opposition CNRP has broken with the strident wing of the party in asking the government to be reinstated to politics this week, a course of action that a party co-founder has previously criticized as effective betrayal.

CNRP president Kem Sokha at his home in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2019. (Panha Chhorpoan/VOD)

In Kem Sokha’s Old Stronghold, Political Silence Prevails

In a former political bastion of Kem Sokha, president of the outlawed opposition CNRP, silence prevails over political discussions — though some ex-supporters quietly betray continuing hope for the opposition’s promise of change.