Tuesday News Roundup

From Reuters
Cambodia’s opposition gives up posts after ban
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Elected officials of Cambodia’s banned opposition party have begun handing over their duties after a court ordered the party dissolved, the government said on Monday.

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From Reuters
China supports Cambodia’s crackdown on political opposition
BEIJING (Reuters) – China supports Cambodia’s efforts to protect political stability and believes it will smoothly hold elections next year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Cambodian counterpart, after the country’s main opposition party was dissolved.

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From Radio Free Asia
Opposition Members Quit Cambodia’s Electoral Body in Protest of Party’s Dissolution
Three opposition members of Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) resigned from their posts Monday in protest of a court ruling to dissolve their party and recently adopted laws that will see its parliamentary seats and commune councilor positions reassigned to government-aligned parties.

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