Hun Sen claims to be an advocate for multiparty democracy. His actions suggest the opposite is true. He is a dictator pretending to be a democrat.
The recent military activity on the Cambodian-Laos border is all part of Hun Sen’s act. His performance is more Richard III than Prospero.
Asia PR completed its purchase of the Phnom Penh Post. The newspaper was the last remaining semblance of a free media outlet in Cambodia.
The calls to boycott the Cambodian general election are growing. But a boycott will not save Cambodian democracy.
Cambodia and Thailand look set to cooperate to bring “foreign fugitives” to justice. By doing so, they stand accused of illegal behaviour themselves.
Hun Sen’s government pushed through laws on lèse majesté, public assembly and voting rights. His latest moves confirm the death of Cambodian democracy.
Prime Minister Hun Sen dissolved CNRP. Without any viable opposition soon, Cambodia’s democracy may be a farce.
Chinese investors are looking for investments to get their money out of China. The Cambodian property market is proving to be an alluring destination.
Both Thailand and Cambodia have upcoming elections. Neither will be free or fair, but both are of huge importance to the incumbent governments.
Cambodia’s 2018 election is due to take place in July 2018. There have been media clampdowns and the suppression of dissent.