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Isuzu Motors Ltd. has launched a fuel-efficient model in its mainstay D-Max pickup truck series in Cambodia, as it aims to steal a march on competitors from its homeland.
Amid the ongoing deterioration of democracy, human rights and media freedom in Cambodia and the country’s rising diplomatic tension with the European Union, Japan still maintains its low-profile diplomacy toward Cambodia.
Concerned by ongoing human rights abuses, the European Union has threatened to suspend Cambodia’s preferential access to its market.
In Anlong Pi, a village on the outskirts of famous tourist destination Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia, a group of women gather each day to peel bark from 3-meter-long sections of banana tree trunks.
Earlier this month, two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge, a murderous group that briefly ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, were convicted of genocide.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said he regards Japan as a model for his country with respect to strengthening democracy and national development.
While victory by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in Sunday’s general election was expected, the scale of the win was still shocking.