PEAM CHOR DISTRICT, Prey Veng Province – The top CPP brass from Prey Veng province were gathered along the banks of the Mekong River on Tuesday morning as the rain started pouring down on this strip of land surrounded by sprawling corn plantations. At 8:45 a.m., CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap and his entourage showed up in a 15-meter-long speedboat, docked their vessel and shuffled over a slippery clay path to a stage that had been set up a few hundred meters away in front of the district office in rural Svay Phlos commune.