It Is No Longer a One-man Show

To reform or Not to reform?

The agreement is signed and the people of Cambodia are watching.

The debates at all levels about the signed deal demonstrate very clearly that the people know the value of their votes and they will continue to watch.

Let’s give democracy a chance and not just with a hand shake but with hard work ahead of us.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/cambodia-ready-for-reform/1288634.html

A Chance to Build a Loyal Opposition

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/cambodia%E2%80%99s-chance-real-debate

Setting a New Culture for National Reconciliation

At the prison gate after release on 22 July,2014

At the prison gate after release on 22 July,2014

I have no regrets,
I have no revenge,
I have only one wish: national reconciliation.

The new game now is in Parliament with CNRP as the Loyal Opposition.

The Phnom Penh Post interview in Khmer

The Long March Toward Democracy

Moving towards democratic governance. The ball is in the people’s court.

CNRP intends to set a new culture of public hearings and debates inside the parliament. The National Assembly is the House of the people. The checks and balances is within the hands of the Loyal Opposition that has the support of the people.

http://www.sophanseng.info/2014/07/cambodias-long-march-toward-democracy/

Bringing a New Culture to the National Assembly

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/cambodia%E2%80%99s-chance-real-debate

The public galleries will be open to the people, including the high fence that surrounds the parliament building, to start with.

Am I Free?

Mu Sochua in Prey Sar prison

Mu Sochua in Prey Sar prison

Fighting for justice to bring reforms of a justice system that is rotten to the core.

Very deep gratitude to all who show their support.

More Determined Than Ever

Minutes after arrest. MU Sochua holding up 7 , symbol of the opposition-AP picture

Minutes after arrest. MU Sochua holding up 7 , symbol of the opposition-AP picture

24.07.2014

After Jailing, Mu Sochua ‘More Determined’
by Men Kimseng, VOA Khmer

A Cambodian lawmaker from the main opposition party of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Mu Sochua, center, gestures to make the number seven, the party’s ballot number, before being detained by authorities at Freedom Park, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Three lawmakers from the opposition CNRP were detained and sent to police headquarters for leading about a hundred of their supporters to demonstrate in front of the park, asking authorities to open the site to the public. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
A Cambodian lawmaker from the main opposition party of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Mu Sochua, center, gestures to make the number seven, the party’s ballot number, before being detained by authorities at Freedom Park, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Three lawmakers from the opposition CNRP were detained and sent to police headquarters for leading about a hundred of their supporters to demonstrate in front of the park, asking authorities to open the site to the public. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Mu Sochua, the outspoken lawmaker of the opposition who just spent a week in jail, says she is going to continue pushing for democratic reforms in Cambodia.
“I’m not intimidated by arrest,” she told “Hello VOA” on Wednesday. “Instead, my will to defend the people and fight for democracy is even sharper and more determined.”
Mu Sochua has led a series of non-violent demonstrations outside Freedom Park in Phnom Penh since the government enacted a ban on public assembly in January.
One of those protests turned violent last week, when her supporters turned on city security guards who had again barred them entry into the park and, witnesses say, provoked demonstrators.

Mu Sochua and seven other members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party subsequently were arrested and charged with insurrection and incitement of violence, charges that remain, despite their release earlier this week.

Mu Sochua says the guards beat the protesters, too. “We never incite, never endorse violence,” she said Wednesday.
After their arrest, she said, the seven lawmakers and her assistant were held in handcuffs overnight, allowed to rest only on a chair. They were later charged with crimes that carry up to 30 years in prison.

Mu Sochua said her time in jail demonstrates many flaws in the system.
“If we don’t reform our judicial system, we won’t be able to solve this big national issue,” she said. “We cannot address this issue of impunity. Those who beat others will go free, and those who order the attack can still go free, and Cambodia then will plunge into bloodshed.”
She and the other prisoners were released late Tuesday, following a political deal between Prime

Minister Hun Sen and Rescue Party President Sam Rainsy. Electoral reform and high-ranking seats in the National Assembly were also part of the agreement.
Some supporters have expressed frustration with the deal, but Mu Sochua says it will allow the opposition to protect people from the National Assembly.
“Give us time to do the work before you pass judgment,” she said.