Friday News Roundup

From Reuters
Cambodia revokes diplomatic passports of banned opposition members
PHNOM PENH – Cambodia has cancelled the diplomatic passports of some opposition members weeks after a Supreme Court ruling dissolved their political party, senior government officials said on Thursday.

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From Nikkei Asian Review
Sebastian Strangio: Cambodia’s troubling return to de facto one-party rule
China-backed authoritarianism is on the rise in Asia as the US retreats.

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From Phnom Penh Post
Economy won’t be a casualty: analysts
Despite the widely condemned pre-election dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the country’s only major opposition party, by the Supreme Court earlier this month, the heightened risk of political instability is expected to have limited short-term economic spill-over effects, according to an assessment from the risk advisory firm Access Asia Consulting Co Ltd.

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