Dec 8, 2017

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

Fearing a loss at next year's election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken increasingly wild moves against human rights organisations, as Australia watches on.

Less than four months ago, the current political situation in Cambodia would seem almost implausible.

While there were thoughts and fears stalwart Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) would like to see the erosion of the country’s hard fought-for democratic and human rights based institutions, no one predicted things would escalate this quickly.

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