PEA REANG/SITHOR KANDAL DISTRICTS, Prey Veng province – The faces of the ruling party’s senior leaders dominate the dusty roads between Phnom Penh and Prey Veng. Hardly a kilometer goes by without a sign emblazoned with the image of Prime Minister Hun Sen, National Assembly Presi*dent Heng Samrin and Senate President Chea Sim gazing upon traveling motorists. Prey Veng, a southerly prov*ince dominated by rice farming, has long been a stronghold of the ruling party, with many CPP leaders hailing from the area. But now, on entering Prey Veng province along the newly paved National Road 8, and squeezing in
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