Hun Dictatorship Bets Fake Images Can Gloss Over Reality

Distortion of visual reality is one of the techniques by which the Hun Manet regime attempts to project a false image of modern Cambodia to the world.

Images circulating on social media claiming to depict a peaceful and contented country are literally a triumph of form over substance. The only problem is that they are inventions with no existence in the real world.

The country’s Water Festival held in Phnom Penh in November is a case in point. Packed crowds bask under the national flag as they enjoy the event, if social media is to be believed.

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