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District guards shove NagaWorld workers onto a bus, in a screenshot of a video on May 25, 2022. (Supplied)

NagaWorld Protesters Change Up Tactics

Ongoing casino workers’ protests diverged slightly from its usual routine on Wednesday as the demonstrators were able to rally outside Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino for around 20 minutes before being forced on buses and taken away.

CPP supporters in Phnom Penh on May 21, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

CPP Letters on Polling Station Staff Training Raise Red Flags

Two ambiguously worded letters from CPP Phnom Penh members calling for polling station staffers to attend training have sparked concern from opposition parties saying the letters appeared to be inviting NEC officials to receive ruling party guidance.

The Candlelight Party’s campaign rally in Phnom Penh on May 21, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Campaigning Kicks Off for June 5 Commune Election

VOD reporters followed the launch of the official campaigning period for the June 5 commune election on Saturday morning. The Candlelight Party held a march through Phnom Penh, while the ruling CPP conducted gatherings within communes. Other parties like the Grassroots Democratic Party and the Khmer National United Party also kicked off their campaigning.

Around 30 young activists rode bicycles on May 19, 2022, around Phnom Penh's Boeng Tamok calling for a stop to the privatization and filling of the lake.

For Boeng Tamok Residents, Youth Activists Speak What They Can’t

33 young activists rode bicycles around Boeng Tamok calling for a stop to the privatization and filling of the lake. For local residents, the youths were doing what they couldn’t dare to. “I’m happy to see it,” one said. “I want to see the young generation stand up to fight.”