Members of Cambodia’s opposition who have fled to Thailand say their whereabouts, activities are monitored.
Da Chhean was spared from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown as he represents a small party – now he is Cambodia’s last commune chief not affiliated with the ruling party.
Son Chhay has been a fixture in Cambodian politics since 1993. A member of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), he opted to remain when other party leaders fled the country.
Chao Lao, a local leader, is still fighting for reform on the same issues that moved him to join the Khmer Rouge more than four decades ago — social injustice, corruption, land rights and illegal Vietnamese immigration.
Sok Eysan, a CPP spokesman, considers himself a “foot soldier” for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, waging battle against critics and foes at the behest of higher-ranking commanders.