Housewarming Party Leads to Opposition Members’ Questioning

For former members of the CNRP, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.

Khan Lai, a resident in Poipet commune, a boom town on the Cambodia-Thailand border, celebrated a housewarming party in early January. There were some 200 guests including his neighbors and former members of the local, now-dissolved opposition party.

But the party was cut short when police spotted the festivities and intervened.

Lai, 44, an opposition activist, and other opposition officials were questioned by the police.

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