Cambodian PM Hun Sen dumps Facebook on eve of poll campaign

Cambodian leader Hun Sen, a prolific Facebook user, vowed on Thursday to quit posting on the popular social media platform, days before he launches a re-election campaign.

Facebook announced Thursday it would be removing one of Hun Sen’s videos in line with a ruling by its independent Oversight Board, which said the video contained “unequivocal statements of intent to commit violence” against his political opponents.

Cambodia will go to the polls on Jul 23 in an election that has been widely dubbed a sham after authorities denied registration to the chief challenger to Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

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