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South-East Asia’s biggest river is drying up

Chinese dams are partly responsible

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

But his strangulation of democracy imperils the country’s biggest industry.

The European Union threatens the mainstay of Cambodia’s economy

It is considering imposing tariffs on Cambodian garments

A “slight correction on democracy” in Cambodia

Abolish the opposition, silence criticism and call it a fair election.

Hun Sen, Cambodia’s ruler, has been in power too long

A country boy, Hun Sen gets up early and works hard. He is said to spend hours every morning on his treadmill, to counter the ravages of his earlier years as a field commander and chain-smoker.