Cambodians in Australia outraged over vote

Cambodians in Australia are expressing their outrage over a crackdown on the opposition and independent media by Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of an election.

The Cambodian diaspora in Australia has kept tabs on the politics of their homeland ever since the 1975 Communist takeovers of Indochina heralded Pol Pot’s genocide and decades of war that caused thousands to flee.

Most settled into ordinary suburban lives, raised families and sent what money they could back to their impoverished villages, where life improved under a fledgling democracy, once the final shots were fired in a civil war that did not end until 1998.

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