Opinion

Hun Sen, Cambodia’s ruler, has been in power too long

After 33 years at the top, he is just getting started

A COUNTRY boy, Hun Sen gets up early and works hard. He is said to spend hours every morning on his treadmill, to counter the ravages of his earlier years as a field commander and chain-smoker. Like the best autocrats, Cambodia’s prime minister understands the importance of social media. Aware that dull state television repels viewers, he lives on Facebook, buying what followers he cannot attract—he now has 9.6m of them.

Read the full story: https://www.economist.com/news/asia/21739170-after-33-years-top-he-just-getting-started-hun-sen-cambodias-ruler-has-been-power

© 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.