Last week, the head of Thailand’s military paid his first visit to Cambodia since assuming his role last September. The trip once again put the spotlight on the defense relationship between the two militaries, including potential areas for further security collaboration despite longstanding and lingering challenges.
The prolonged tenure and lofty heights of power that Hun Sen enjoys is not entirely self-made, according the rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW). Rather it is the unwavering support of his brutal and committed henchmen and loyal generals that has kept the former Khmer Rouge commander in his position.
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