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Cambodia, Thailand And Dealing With China: The More Things Change…

The Interpreter

Hun Sen’s early retirement and Thaksin Shinawatra’s return signal power transitions in Cambodia and Thailand, but analysts are skeptical about meaningful change.


Paying for a New Thai Democracy

The Interpreter

The real winners are far from clear, but Thailand’s populist, party jumping election is Asia’s vote to watch this year.


Cambodia’s Ties With West Threatened by Media Clampdown

Deutsche Welle

One of Cambodia’s last independent news outlets, VOD, was forcibly closed. This was allegedly due to VOD naming the prime minister’s son, and not the prime minister himself, as the signatory of an aid to Turkey after its recent earthquakes.


Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”

The Interpreter

The American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.


Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

Voice of America

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”


Myanmar Issue Hardens Divisions in ASEAN

Voice of America

Analysts said a troika had emerged made up of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei, which share religious sympathies with the Muslim Rohingya and have opposed bringing the Myanmar junta into ASEAN after it was banned from attending its summits in response to the coup.


Hun Sen’s All-Encompassing Rule of Cambodia

The Interpreter

The strongman has anointed his son as successor – after an election, of course.


Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader

Voice of America

Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, has sought to cast doubt that his son really is his heir apparent in recent remarks.


Has Cambodia Slipped Away From the International Community?

New Mandala

Many Cambodians are skeptical of global leaders. The international community must take this seriously.


CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials


Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.

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