Biden, Albanese urged to fight repression in Cambodia

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden have been urged to take Cambodian leader Hun Sen to task at the East Asia summit in Phnom Penh after he threatened to have the country’s main opposition party abolished.

Leaders are flying to the Cambodian capital for the first stop of a circuit of major gatherings in the coming week that also takes in the G20 in Bali and the APEC conference in Bangkok.

They are embarking on summit season at a time of geopolitical fissures on a scale not seen in decades and crises such as Russia’s war in Ukraine, tensions in the Taiwan Strait and Korean Peninsula, as well as the US-China rivalry are expected to feature heavily in discussions.

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