Cambodia’s Hun Sen Called Out Over Million-Dollar Watches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was criticized this week by an online news service for flaunting a collection of million-dollar watches in a display of vast personal wealth in one of Southeast Asia’s poorest countries.

One of these, a Patek Philippe watch distinguished by white gold engravings and a blue leather strap, is valued at $1.2 million, Vice World News said in a July 28 report, noting that the long-ruling prime minister’s official salary is only about $2,500 a month.

“Hun Sen’s love for multi-million dollar luxury watches is just obscene in a country where per capita GDP is just $1,500 a year,” said Edinburgh Napier University lecturer Andrew MacGregor, quoted in Vice World News.

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