Australian politicians condemn Cambodia’s ‘criminal and thuggish regime’

While the US government was swift in its actions against Cambodia’s regime after this year’s flawed elections, the Australian government is yet to follow the US lead. But there is some consolation for the local Cambodian diaspora, with politicians standing up for them in the federal Parliament.

The statements were made on October 23, the 27th anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords. At least six members of Parliament from the Labor Party, led by Julian Hill, from the state of Victoria, delivered strong and sober speeches – against the presence of representatives of the current Cambodian regime on Australian soil.

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