A Grassroots Democratic Party campaign rally for the 2017 commune election. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Candlelight Says No to Racist Comments, CPP Will Campaign Small

The ruling CPP will not have any major rallies when the campaign period kicks off on Saturday, said a party spokesperson, while a Candlelight Party official asked members to refrain from incendiary comments even once rallies kick off.

A masked protestor holds up a protest sign depicting Prime Minister Hun Sen and wife Bun Rany during a protest for compensation from the GoldFX scam at the premier's house, in a photo provided by an investor on August 16, 2021.

GoldFX Protesters File Petition Seeking PM’s Help at His Takhmao House

Investors in GoldFX, a financial firm run by ruling party scions that says it was cheated out of $20 million by ex-board members, have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen, saying they cannot accept the company’s offer of 30 percent compensation for their lost investments.

A road closure during the Covid-19 lockdown near Phnom Penh's Olympic Market on April 15, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Commune Authorities Look to Enforce Tightening Lockdown Requirements

Local-level authorities are navigating the enforcement of Phnom Penh and Takhmao city’s tightening lockdown rules amid an ongoing Covid-19 surge, saying commuters need permits but delivery drivers do not, and limited outdoor exercise is being allowed while preserving safety.