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Live Blog: Cambodia's Opposition Returns

Despite efforts by Cambodian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to block their return to the country, leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party have vowed to return home on Saturday, Nov 9 -- the country's independence day.

15:44 9.11.2019

Poipet Sees Heightened Security Cover, Residents Prevented From Accessing The Border

Hundreds of Cambodian security personnel blocked all access to the border crossing at Poipet, in the northwestern province of Banteay Meanchey, on Saturday, ahead of opposition leader Sam Rainsy's planned return to the country.

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11:36 9.11.2019

Sam Rainsy posted on Facebook that he was able to board a flight from Paris on Friday, as part of his planned return to Cambodia. This comes one day after he was prevented from boarding a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok on Thursday. He did not specify where he was headed, except to say he was flying to Asia. Khmer FB here:

07:35 9.11.2019

Just In: Armed security personnel and traffic police block all roads leading to Poipet border checkpoint in #Cambodia in an anticipated arrival of Sam Rainsy and #CNRP activists who plan to cross the border town from Thailand to Cambodia on Independence Day.

07:04 9.11.2019

Just In: Cambodian armed police block a main road in Poipet, a border town with Thailand in an anticipated arrival of Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled leader of Cambodia National Rescue Party and activists who have said they plan to cross through the town to return to Cambodia on Nov. 9, the country's Independence Day.

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