Cambodian democracy weaker under Hun Manet, says opposition

Candlelight Party's Teav Vannol accuses PM of tightening political controls.

Cambodia’s democracy has been regressing since Prime Minister Hun Manet entered office in August last year, according to the leader of an opposition party that was barred from last year’s general election.

“His administration is getting worse in terms of democracy. There is no democracy in Cambodia,” Teav Vannol, president of the Candlelight Party, told Nikkei Asia during an interview in Tokyo on Monday when he said he would seek support from the Japanese government.

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