Cambodian strongman’s legitimacy challenged

Determined to put words into action, after decades of rhetorical statements concerning Cambodia’s human-rights violations, the European Union (EU) is set to implement its 13-point resolution passed in September.

When Hun Sen attended a meeting with officials in Brussels last month for the first time, he failed to assuage the concerns of his country’s international “partner.” This means Cambodia’s status as a recipient of the EU’s special tariff concession under the scheme, known as “Everything But Arms,” will be revoked.

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