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From Phnom Penh Post–By Sam Rainsy
Cambodia: A test of coherence for the international community
The recent, brutal political repression in Cambodia reached its zenith on November 16 with the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party. This dissolution, which results from a decision by the Supreme Court instigated by the Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, destroys the facade of democracy already badly damaged under a regime for which the concept of a separation of powers exists only on paper.


From The Diplomat
Cambodian Treason Case Highlights Cold War Rivalries
The case against Kem Sokha and the CNRP hearkens back to rivalries forged during Cold War proxy warfare.


From Radio Free Asia
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Warns CNRP Members Fleeing the Country They Will be ‘Sent Back’
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is warning opposition party members fleeing the country that they will soon be “sent back” from neighboring Thailand, where many have gone into hiding to escape persecution.




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