Hun Sen Denies Cambodia’s Democracy Needs Restoring, As EBA Decision Looms

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that democracy and human rights in Cambodia are intact and serving well Cambodia’s 15 million citizens, though the country faces the possible loss this year of trade benefits to the world’s largest markets.

While presiding over an annual event in Phnom Penh to mark the 41st anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge rule, Hun Sen hailed Cambodia’s sovereignty, democracy, and rule of law, noting Cambodia follows ‘’its own national law.”

Hun Sen disputed “western” justifications to restore what he claimed to be a functioning democracy.

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