Cambodia’s noodle war: strongman Hun Sen wants people to slurp for him, not rival

Cambodia’s opposition has called on supporters to eat Khmer noodles, in public together as a way to evade a ban on political gatherings.

The bitter decades long rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, his self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in deadly violence.

But it’s soup rather than blood that was likely to be spilled.

The two titans of Cambodian politics, who normally agree over nothing, made stunningly similar calls to their followers this past week.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3013729/cambodias-noodle-war-strongman-hun-sen-wants-people-slurp

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