Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen greets supporters at a campaign rally on July 7. His Cambodian People’s Party is expected to sweep the polls after the government dissolved the main opposition party. The Cambodian strongman is at the peak of a reign that began in 1985. Photo: AP

Hun Sen retains his tight grip on Cambodia, and freedoms can wait

Markus Karbaum says having decimated all credible opposition, the Cambodian strongman is a shoo-in for victory in the general election next week. Given the fear, resignation and indifference that prevail, he looks set to rule for as long as he likes

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen greets supporters at a campaign rally on July 7. His Cambodian People’s Party is expected to sweep the polls after the government dissolved the main opposition party. The Cambodian strongman is at the peak of a reign that began in 1985. Photo: AP
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