Cambodian PM Hun Sen’s Niece Buys Cypriot Villas For €2.5 Million

In January, the wife of Cambodia’s most senior police officer dropped €2.5 million (US$2.7 million) on a pair of two-storey villas on the coast of Cyprus, Radio Free Asia has learned.

Part of the Cap St Georges luxury development, where pop star Shakira also owns a home, the two-storey villas came complete with a shared swimming pool and “majestic” views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Hun Kimleng, whose uncle is Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, completed the purchase even as the Cypriot government attempted to revoke citizenships it had granted to her and her family in 2017.

It’s the latest evidence of how members of Cambodia’s monied elite, including those with close family ties to the nation’s authoritarian leader, are scooping up foreign real estate. That trend is the focus of an ongoing investigative series by RFA.

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