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Lawmaker and activist to tie knot

Lawmaker and activist to tie knot

Prominent Boeung Kak lake land rights activist Yorm Bopha is engaged to opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Real Camerin, though her upcoming wedding will not put an end to her activism, she said yesterday.

Despite what she characterised as the concerns of some members of the community that she would put her protesting days behind her, Bopha promised to keep organising demonstrations on behalf of the 11 jailed monks, Boeung Kak activists and supporters who were arrested and convicted over a roadblock on Monivong Boulevard and subsequent protests.

“I still support [them] and will protest to demand social justice with my community until we reach a fair resolution,” she said in an interview yesterday.

Camerin – who lived in Australia for years – approached Bopha’s parents about the union about one month after her divorce in October, after getting to know her through her activism, she said.

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