Opposition Activists Remain Loyal, Patiently Await Exiled Leaders’ Return to Cambodia: CNRP Official

Activists with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) remain loyal to the party’s leaders and are patiently waiting for their return from exile next month, despite a widening government crackdown that has seen dozens arrested and charged in recent weeks, a party official said Wednesday.

Suon Chamroeun, a former CNRP official based in Battambang province, told RFA’s Khmer Service that while authorities have stepped up harassment of CNRP supporters since August, when the party announced acting president Sam Rainsy’s plan to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile on Nov. 9, party activists are silently organizing in preparation for his repatriation.

“Not many local CNRP activists have so far defected to the ruling [Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)], even if while the latter has pressured them to confess and resign from the CNRP,” he said.

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