Fear, Paranoia Stalks Former Opposition Officials a Year After Party Outlawed

The CNRP was the country’s largest political party and the only party to win seats in parliament in the 2013 election.

Chranouk Commune, Kampong Chhnang – Fear has gripped local opposition officials since their party was dissolved by the Supreme Court last year. For former members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.

Po Sreynak, a former opposition councilor in Chranouk commune, is one of several ex-CNRP officials who reported that their movements were being watched and their motives questioned, more than a year after the party was outlawed.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, bristles with paranoia over the alleged threat of a “color revolution”, even as it has stifled almost all dissenting voices and claimed every seat in parliament in July’s general electio

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