The return

On November 9, Cambodia’s opposition leaders have promised to return to the Kingdom to take the fight to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. We spoke to senior CNRP politician Mu Sochua about her fast-approaching date with destiny.

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leaders have promised to come back to the Kingdom on November 9 despite repeated government threats to arrest them. In the months leading up to their return, dozens of CNRP activists and former politicians have been detained by the authorities amid fears that they are preparing to launch mass demonstrations to greet CNRP president Sam Rainsy and his supporters.

Southeast Asia Globe spoke to senior politician Mu Sochua about her hopes and fears for November 9 – and what kind of country she hopes to build if their last-ditch push for democracy succeeds against all odds.

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