Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Opposition marches Monday evening

The Cambodia Herald, Dec. 16, 2013

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and their supporters are currently marching along the streets of Phnom Penh to demand a re-election to solve Cambodia's political dispute.

The march which began Monday evening at 5 p.m., is led by opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sohka, according to a CNRP statement.

Before the march took place, Sam Rainsy had urged all young adults to join him and his party in the protest.

“I appeal to all young adults to join the hour-long procession on motorcycle, which will depart from Phnom Penh’s Democracy Square this afternoon at 5 o'clock,” Sam Rainsy posted in his Facebook page.

Phnom Penh residents are concerned that the CNRP's march will negatively affect their travels and businesses.

They are told to avoid traveling on the streets where protesters will be marching along.

A CNRP senior official said that the CNRP’s march will pass through street 108, turn into street 13 near Psar Chas market, and then to street 154, ending on street 53 north of Psar Thmey market to Freedom Park.

"Residents should avoid traveling on these streets if they don't want to meet a crowd," Ho Van, CNRP’s Vice Chairman on the Disciplinary Committee, said.

A Phnom Penh official said that authorities will be following closely to see how the march will evolve.

The authorities considered the opposition's march illegal because they weren't informed of the march.

“Phnom Penh authorities haven't taken action yet concerning the opposition party's protest,” Phnom Penh City Hall spokesman, Long Dimanche told reporters.


Anonymous said...


Hun Sen

Anonymous said...

2:28 AM....Victory to the people! I'm glad you support the people.

Anonymous said...

Because khmer hate them(YOUN&SEIM) so much forgot to do anything else, that why they get richer and more power full every day. Right now khmer got nothing to match with their power, if the real full scale war broke of between khmer and those nation who going to suffer more? You should "love thy enemy" before they kill you all, if you want to win right now is not the time, the time come when you have strong military power to match them and friend with the super power nation before than you should "love thy enemy".

Anonymous said...

“I have always felt that Sam Rainsy was hoping for an overreaction by security authorities to generate martyrs for his movement. ”

University of New South Wales professor and Southeast Asia expert Carlyle Thayer

Anonymous said...

Tired of walking, riding on motocycles seem to work out better. Next step, limousine will be a good choice. And another step after that, flying a helicopter and broadcasting to the followers down below and drop leaflets, that' s even better.

Anonymous said...

All the protesting has no result, I don't see anything going to change anytime soon. The leader of the protester are to weak, if they are strong there should be 100 thousand to a million of the protester in the streets right now. I see no blood spill, no death and it getting boring. They should give up now before the peoples turn againt the leader of the protester, because the leader are too weak, no result, no real goal to accomplish. People only support you if you give them what they want, if not those leader should be worry that they will turn back againt them

Anonymous said...

Dear 2:11
promise not kept is promise in the air. But heartedly kept,support will also be kept. myu 2 cents.