Opinion

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election deemed by the international community as illegitimate, his message to the gathered dignitaries was one of fire and fury.

In the speech, the tough-talking leader warned against any outside “interference” in Cambodia’s politics while saying any criticism of the poll result, in which his ruling party won all 125 of the National Assembly’s seats, was a “serious assault on the will of the Cambodian people.”

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