What is happening in Phnom Penh?
I am due to arrive October 3rd - the starting point of 2-3 months in SEA.
As far as I can tell the political situation appears to be less volitile. I've been reading a few other travel forums and searching the net as best as I can.
I am hoping there are a few people that live in Phnom Penh or some who are presently travelling Cambodia that can give me some accurate information regarding the political situation.
Are more demonstrations planned?
#1 Posted: 18/9/2013 - 11:25
9th November, 2010
The three days of protests have now finished. Apart from a few clashes on Sunday evening (in locations away from the main demonstration in Freedom Park), which sadly left one person dead, the protests were calm and orderly.
Road blocks have been cleared and everything is moving around the city normally again.
Parliament is due to sit on Monday 23 September, and the King has asked the opposition CNRP to be there and take their seats. The CNRP have said that a boycott is still possible if agreements are not reached regarding the election irregularities - further negotiation meetings are scheduled. Currently, no further protests have been announced.
I'd suggest you keep an eye on Travelfish's Facebook page, and on the local English language newspapers (Phnom Penh Post and Cambodia Daily) but I don't think you need to change your plans. If more protests are announced, you can just head somewhere else in Cambodia from Phnom Penh.
#2 Posted: 19/9/2013 - 01:31
I'm not planning on changing anything up but if the situation worsens then I'll just move on quicker.
I appreciate your advice, thanks.
#3 Posted: 19/9/2013 - 01:51
It is very well traveled, even with this situation. Like Abigail posted, pay attention to the news, but more importantly talk to other travelers who just came from there. Have fun!
#4 Posted: 19/9/2013 - 10:39
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