Voter Voices: Ly Monyrath, 25

Fish oil broker, Lives in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district

“If we compare the last elections to this one, it seems more complicated now. When our family went to register [to vote], we all got the voting slips at different times. Last time, it was all together.

I am not happy with the current [commune] authority because it seems unfair. If you know them, they will process any documents very fast.

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It’s very convenient for friends of the CPP. Whenever I need anything from the authority I need to give them money. They tell me it’s for pen ink. I had to pay $50 for an ID card. This is not in the law. This is corruption. I still haven’t gotten my ID card.

I applied three years ago. I asked authorities where it is, and they said maybe they lost it. They suggested I apply for another one.

People in my district don’t like the authorities. They want change—they want the new political party.”

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