I don’t mind being blamed by the [political] leaders [for speaking out], but I don’t want journalists to blame me for being quiet. I have already sharpened my spurs to fight. If the leaders are not happy with me they can propose to withdraw my candidature.
Rong Chhun is the President of the Independent Cambodian Confederation of Unions and a member of the Cambodia Watchdog Council. He was the former president of the Cambodian Independent Teacher's Association (CITA), an organisation that promotes solidarity between the private and public sector teachers, irrespective of colour, race, sex, religion or political belief. He has been a vocal human rights defender and has long raised concerns about the plight of farmers' and workers' rights.