Southeast Asian nations may soon have to "choose sides" between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia's strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments.
The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia on Tuesday called on the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to free his country’s opposition chief Kem Sokha and foster political reconciliation in the Southeast Asian nation, following a contentious general election widely dismissed as unfree and unfair.
A Cambodian opposition leader reportedly remains effectively under house arrest and his aide is calling for the politician's freedom of movement.
Today, the country is effectively a one-party dictatorship with the opposition party scattered across the world.