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Government spokesman Phay Siphan at the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh (file photo)

Government Spokesman Accuses US of Backing Rainsy-Led ‘Terrorism’

The dissolved opposition party has reorganized and raised funds in the U.S., a situation that amounts to U.S. support for a “terrorist movement,” government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Thursday, the morning after the new U.S. ambassador to Cambodia landed in Phnom Penh.

National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun speaks to reporters after a meeting with police officers on September 17, 2019 at the Interior Ministry in Phnom Penh. (Vann Vichar/VOD)

Police Chiefs Lectured to Avoid Opposition ‘Tricks’

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday ordered police chiefs from across the country to be ready to prevent any attempt by the political opposition to overthrow the government, and maintain security on the upcoming Pchum Ben Day, a police spokesman said.

Six CNRP Members Arrested as Sar Kheng Allegedly Orders Pagoda Surveillance

Another six former members of the outlawed opposition were arrested this weekend — at least two for plotting and incitement to commit a felony — while Interior Minister Sar Kheng has allegedly ordered authorities to monitor CNRP supporters gathering at pagodas over the current Pchum Ben festival.

Hun Sokong, a former CNRP commune chief in Kampong Cham province (Facebook)

Another Ex-CNRP Official Arrested, Wife Says

A former CNRP commune chief in Kampong Cham province was apprehended on Thursday, according to his wife, at least the fourth arrest of an ex-opposition party member this week.

Three Former CNRP Members Charged Over Phone Discussion

The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Wednesday charged three former Cambodia National Rescue Party members with public insult for discussing CNRP leaders’ pledged return to the country over the phone, according to their defense lawyer.

Kem Sokha (center), with his wife Te Chanmono (left) and his mother Sao Nget, at his Phnom Penh home the day after he was released from Correctional Center 3 prison in September 2018. (Chhea Bunnarith)

Two Years After Arrest, Kem Sokha Still Kept Out of Sight

Two years since his arrest, opposition leader Kem Sokha’s ongoing detention has kept him out of sight and out of mind, with supporters saying he has not been forgotten, but that they feel powerless to help him.