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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.

Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Muncipal Court in a vehicle on January 15, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Kem Sokha Lawyers Ask for Trial to Resume

Lawyers for former CNRP president Kem Sokha have applied to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to resume his trial, more than six months after it was suspended out of concerns for Covid-19.

Kem Sokha plants a tree at Wat Pothivong in Prey Veng province’s Svay Antor commune on August 29, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

Kem Sokha on Tour: Goodwill Trips or ‘a Way to Do Politics’?

The leader of the outlawed opposition CNRP has been traversing the nation on what he and his lawyers say amount to goodwill excursions. But is Kem Sokha testing the boundaries of his bail conditions — and Cambodia’s political floodwaters?