Sam Rainsy’s trip follows the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Cambodia, where Kerry emphasized the importance of human rights and democracy to ties with the United States.
Hun Sen in a public speech Friday says that Cambodia’s foreign policy is aimed at independence and neutrality.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is in China this week for official talks aimed at strengthening trade and security ties.
Kem Sokha seeks to curb the rhetorical attacks by members of his party on the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, since such attacks are often met with political retribution.
The voter registration has been a major subject of criticism in the past, with the opposition claiming many of its supporters are unable to vote.
Hor Namhong will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss a broad strategic partnership in official talks from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5.
The Myanmar elections, which came after decades of military rule in the country, deployed peacekeepers and observers to ensure free and fair elections.
Election observers are urging the National Election Committee to move quickly on updates to the voter registry, as commune elections in 2017 approach.
Transparency International scores Cambodia 21 points out of 100 on its Corruption Perceptions Index 2015.
The main purpose of Kerry’s visit was to discuss an upcoming US-Asean meeting in California next month, which will include a lot of discussion on trade.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with key Cambodian leaders, including those in the opposition and in human rights and development organizations Tuesday, as he makes a brief tour of Asia.