Phnom Penh – A “noodle war” is under way in Cambodia between the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the main opposition party that was banned from politics.
Following the forced dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in late 2017, the arrests of its leaders, and a ban on political gatherings, the party has tried every means possible to reactivate its membership. It is now calling on supporters to eat “num banh chok,” or Khmer noodles, in public together as a way to evade the ban.
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