political rehabilitation
Choung Choungy outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

CNRP Lawyer’s Amnesty Request Delayed by Legal Complaint

Former CNRP lawyer and board member Choung Choungy has applied for political rehabilitation — after being banned by the Supreme Court in 2017 — but an Interior Ministry spokesperson said his reentry into politics could be hampered by an unresolved court case.

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.