WASHINGTON DC - Opposition commune chief Buth Saruth began a monthlong
visit to the US this week, where he will seek more support for the
opposition ahead of July’s election and look for ways to improve
Buth Saruth told VOA Khmer via Skype that he plans to meet with
Cambodian communities in Washington state and California and will
especially be looking for ways to emulate local community activism here.
Buth Saruth is one of 18 opposition commune chiefs elected in local polls in 2012.
Kem Sokha, vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, said
opposition supporters are being sent to the US, France and Australia to
learn better methods of political organization ahead of the July 28