Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?

In about nine weeks, Cambodia opposition figure Sam Rainsy will presumably return to his country, along with other exiled CNRP politicians, after spending the last four years in exile. Or that is what he has promised, anyway. Previous such pledges have failed to materialize. At this stage, it remains to be seen whether he will return on November 9, Cambodia’s independence day, as he has failed to come back twice…

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?

On September 2, 2017, the Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was awoken around midnight to the sound of the police battering on his doors. Hauled in on charges of treason, he watched from prison as two months later his Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was forcibly dissolved by the Supreme Court on allegations of plotting a coup. Monday marked the second anniversary of Kem Sokha’s detention. Last September, he was released from…