Cambodia’s Hun Sen defends promotion of his sons to top posts

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen defended on Thursday the promotion of his three sons to senior positions in government and the military, citing their education and qualifications.

Two of Hun Sen’s sons are high-ranking members of the military. His youngest son is a member of parliament and chairs a parliamentary commission on youth and sport.

Hun Sen’s critics say the appointments are aimed at cementing the 66-year-old’s control over government and the economy at a time of political tension after a widely criticized election in July.

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