The Sangkum Thmei party has been forced to spread its limited campaigning resources thinly this week.
In contrast to the traffic-stopping rallies staged by larger parties, Sunday saw a procession of three trucks carrying about 30 Sangkum Thmei supporters around Pong Tuk commune in the capital’s Dangkao district. Few people gathered to watch.
The party’s Secretary-General Om Radsady visited houses in the commune for five minutes apiece, then led prayer at a popular pagoda there,Wat Sleng.
“The party decided to provide food for the monks because we cannot afford to make donations to supporters,” Om Radsady explained
It also proves the party stands for peace and respects the Buddhist religion, he added.
Meanwhile, party President Loy Sim Chheang, the National Assembly’s first vice president, was reported to be campaigning in Kompong Cham province.