Renewed Candlelight Party a sign of political split between former CNRP leaders, analysts say

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

The outlawed CNRP cannot be resurrected, says a political analyst, with the soon-to-be resurrection of the Candlelight Party just the latest step toward a new opposition landscape of smaller, fractured parties.

While hundreds sign final offer for decade-plus Koh Kong land dispute, holdouts remain

Villagers wait on line for the land title lottery in Botum Sakor district’s Ta Noun commune, photo taken on October 21. CamboJA/ Khuon Narim

“I am really exhausted and shocked about this forcible policy, and I really regret that we have spent a lot of time struggling for more than 10 years to protect our lands,” Sarin said.

Two journalists report harassment by authorities during coverage of separate land disputes

A recovered photo taken by VOD reporter Khut Sokun during a land protest on May 11. Sokun says authorities confronted him on the scene and demanded he delete his images of the protest.

Two digital news journalists reported harassment by authorities Tuesday while covering villagers protesting two separate land disputes.