PM Hun Sen says Facebook reps no longer allowed in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen has backed down from threats to cut off access to Facebook in Cambodia, even as he declared the company’s representatives would no longer be welcome in the country.

The announcement late Friday night came after Facebook said it was taking down a video in which Hun Sen threatened political opponents — and just before campaigning began for elections widely seen a sham after the main opposition was barred from participating.

Earlier in the day, Hun Sen had threatened to block the platform entirely, but later appeared to soften that stance.

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