Cambodia’s political parties have wound down their campaigns ahead of July 28 elections.
Tens of thousands of Cambodians turned out for opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party-led demonstrations in the capital Phnom Penh on Sunday to challenge election results that handed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party a victory. On the sidelines of the protest in Freedom Park, one protester was shot dead and several others were left injured in a clash with police near Kbal Thanal bridge. In another incident near the Royal Palace, police used teargas and water cannons to disperse protesters who removed barbed-wire barricades.
In recent weeks residents living in coastal areas or along rivers in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam have seen heavy rains and storms that left their homes and streets flooded.