Hun Sen’s Cambodia: a nation without nationalism

This month Cambodia commemorated its 65th Independence Day, the anniversary of the declaration by the late King Norodom Sihanouk on November 9, 1953. Marking this national celebration, the country put on its usual pompous fanfare, and earlier Hun Sen “rewarded” Vietnam with an 11th monument built to honor Cambodia-Vietnam “friendship.”

This month also marks the first anniversary of the main opposition being dissolved and banned by the regime, with 3 million voters deemed as outlawed.

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