Washington, DC – A group of Cambodian-Americans has refused to recognize the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen after the longtime premiere claimed a landslide victory in a general election last month.
The Cambodian People’s Party won all 125 seats in parliament in the vote on July 29 but has been criticized for banning the country’s main opposition party, and allegations of a campaign against civil society, independent media and voter intimidation.
At the annual Overseas Khmer Summit (OKS), held over the weekend in Minnesota, rights activists and academics in the Cambodian diaspora denounced the election and appealed to the international community to intervene.
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