In a Bangkok Park, Cambodian Opposition Members Weigh Returning Home

Five members of Cambodia’s outlawed opposition party met with dozens of others in Kampong Speu province in December over Cambodian noodles to celebrate the CNRP’s new acting president.

Nearly a year later, on Thursday, the five from Kampong Speu were gathered in a Bangkok park, where they considered whether they would journey home on Saturday at the behest of their acting president Sam Rainsy.

Like their leader, the five are living in self-exile to avoid criminal charges stemming from their criticisms of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, or their support for the main opposition CNRP, which was dissolved by the Supreme Court two years ago this month.

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