Monovithya Kem

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Monovithya Kem (born October 2, 1981) is the eldest daughter of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha. She is a member of the Permanent Committee of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, and its Deputy Director-General, Public Affairs.[1] She is Cambodian-raised and Western-educated.[2]

She first came to public attention when she successfully campaigned for her father's release from Cambodia's prison in 2006. She was an organizer and speaker for the 2006 campaign to free her father and four other Cambodian human rights activists where she lobbied international rights groups and the U.S. State Department and Senate for their support.[3] A candelight vigil at the White House, organized by United Cambodian International Council was also held to seek intervention from the U.S. to free the prisoners of conscience detained in Cambodia.[4]


  1. ^ Henderson, Scott; Miller, Steve; Perez, Dan; Siedlarz, Marcin; Wilson, Ben; Read, Ben (July 10, 2018). "Chinese Espionage Group TEMP.Periscope Targets Cambodia Ahead of July 2018 Elections and Reveals Broad Operations Globally". FireEye. TEMP.Periscope sent a spear phish with AIRBREAK malware to Monovithya Kem, Deputy Director-General, Public Affairs, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and the daughter of (imprisoned) Cambodian opposition party leader Kem Sokha 
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  3. ^ Boustany, Nora (2006-02-01). "While in U.S., Cambodians Get a Lesson on Rights From Home". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ Kanter, Beth (2006-01-16). "Daughters Fight for the Father and Freedom of Expression in Cambodia". Retrieved 2009-01-25.