Critics demand to know how allies of Cambodia’s Hun Sen got Cyprus citizenship

Eight family members or allies of Cambodian leader Hun Sen sought and received Cypriot citizenship in 2016 and 2017.

Opposition parties in Cyprus on Thursday called on the government to explain how relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader acquired Cypriot passports under a secretive investment for citizenship scheme.

A report revealed that family members and allies of Cambodia’s long-time prime minister, Hun Sen, have overseas assets worth tens of millions of dollars and have used their wealth to buy foreign citizenship – a practice Hun Sen has decried as unpatriotic.

Cyprus declined to comment on individual cases.

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