Sar Kheng urges party members to address modern issues ahead of 2022 commune elections

A man rides a bicycle past a banner asking people to confirm their personal information and register to vote ahead of the 2022 commune election, October 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Relying on traditional political messaging about the Khmer Rouge era won’t be enough to sway public opinion in the 2022 commune council elections, said deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng on Monday.

Authorities deny rumors of Sar Kheng political negotiations, open investigation into the spread of misinformation

Interior Minister Sar Kheng speaks with National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun at an event at the Interior Ministry. Picture taken on February 16, 2021. CamboJA/​ Pring Samrang

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng traveled to France solely for a medical visit, his son said Monday, denying rumors that the Interior Minister was meeting exiled opposition politicians.