søndag 7. februar 2016

Interview: 'The important thing is the ideas. The ideas on how to manage the country.'

Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) sat down with reporter Chun Chanboth of Radio Free Asia’s Khmer Service at RFA’s headquarters in Washington to discuss the country’s upcoming general elections in 2018, the impact of social media – particularly Facebook – on Cambodia’s body politic and the nature of dictatorship and the individual. Rainsy has delayed his return to Cambodia, following his removal from parliament on Nov. 16 by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) because of a warrant issued for his arrest in a seven-year-old defamation case. Cambodia is ramping up for local elections in 2017 and national elections the year after. Read more