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A newspaper widely seen as the last bastion of a free press in Cambodia has been sold to a Malaysian investor with ties to Cambodia’s strongman prime minister, a move that critics say further highlights the country’s slide toward outright authoritarianism.
The border between Vietnam and Cambodia, which divides the Mekong Delta, has occasioned more battles than nearly any other in Asia
After Duke Tran escaped from slavery, but before he became a millionaire, he was a Wells Fargo employee.
But the Cambodian-born legislator has now done so twice in recent weeks, after finding himself at the center of an unfolding battle over free speech and the reach of Cambodia's authoritarian government into diaspora communities in Australia.
As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen, clasped hands with the Chinese ambassador and beamed.
It was fish for breakfast and fish for lunch and fish for dinner.
One of Cambodia’s leading opposition figures has asked a federal court in California to force Facebook to reveal details of its dealings with Hun Sen, the country’s authoritarian prime minister, arguing that he has used the platform to manipulate public opinion and strengthen his hold on power.