Lon Nol's son, Lon Rithi, announced he would return his family to the Cambodian political
arena, local newspapers reported. The Khmer-language Rasmei Kampuchea newspaper quoted
a spokesman for Lon Rithi's newly registered Khmer Republican Party as saying the
party would compete in the 2008 national elections. Lon Nol fled to Hawaii in 1975
after being overthrown by the Khmer Rouge and died in exile in the US in 1985. Lon
Rithi, 47, is a resident of Long Beach, California.