Cambodia’s Imaginary Enemies

Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings has a real-world equivalent in Cambodia. Call it the Book of Imaginary Enemies. This imagined book would tell tales of government attacks against rights activists, journalists and other peaceful critics deemed a threat to the government. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s subordinates have been working overtime to fabricate new “imagined enemies”. The latest addition to their list was renowned labour activist Moeun Tola.

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