PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

New York – As questions continue to be raised over the Cambodian government’s legitimacy following the landslide victory of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in July’s election, Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to be met by protests when he attends a United Nations summit on Thursday in New York.

The July election was held after the CPP oversaw the banning of the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, prompting sharp criticism from the international community.

Hun Sen’s CPP won all 125 seats in parliament in the vote, marking a departure from pluralist democracy outlined in the country’s constitution.

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