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Former CNRP president Sam Rainsy (Center Right) and vice president Kem Sokha greet supporters during Rainsy's 2013 homecoming to Phnom Penh. Picture taken July 19, 2013. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Kem Sokha’s message shows Rainsy-Sokha split after Candlelight Party congress

Former president of the outlawed opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha has put distance between himself and exiled political figure Sam Rainsy, saying the two men “are not the same person”. Sokha pointed to the return of Rainsy’s former Candlelight Party as a sign of the political split between the two opposition leaders.
A man drives a motorcycle with a woman past the former Cambodia National Rescue Party headquarters in Phnom Penh. Picture taken May 24, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Civil society groups decry deportation of CNRP asylum seekers

The recent deportations of three members of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) from Thailand to Cambodia has been criticized by a number of civil society groups for blatantly violating their rights as refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The deportations have caused widespread concern among other activists who have sought political asylum in Thailand.
The government is marking the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements with a new 30,000 riel note featuring an image of Hun Sen with the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

Government to release banknote with image of Hun Sen, late King to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace Agreements

On Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to circulate a new 30,000 riel note featuring an image of himself with the late King Norodom Sihanouk, both of whom led factions included in the deal regarded as laying a path to end Cambodia’s long civil war. A ruling party spokesman said the new note, which also includes text referencing the peace treaty and its anniversary, honors those who forged the agreement.