Cambodia’s Opposition Grassroots Not Pleased with Leadership “walk back” of protest against CPP harassment

The saga of the Government’s legal actions against Candlelight party leader Thach Setha takes an odd twist. After a flurry of threats from PM Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party, some in the Candlelight leadership issued a statement “correcting” its accusations. The Candlelight grassroots are in no mood for kowtowing. They are the front line. They bear the brunt. Message to Candlelight leadership: you need us. The grassroots are right on their importance. If mobilized, the July 2023 General Election could be a tougher contest than usual. In horse race track lingo, who will be the “Bismarck?”