Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy after arriving in Jakarta. Photo: EPA

Indonesia allows Sam Rainsy to arrive from Malaysia, as Hun Sen releases Cambodian dissidents

  • Rainsy, who is wanted by Cambodian authorities for allegedly plotting a coup, was on Wednesday reportedly blocked from flying out of Kuala Lumpur
  • Under mounting international pressure, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen indicated he has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 activists
Topic |   Cambodia

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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy after arriving in Jakarta. Photo: EPA
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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen attends the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters

Rainsy’s in Malaysia, Sokha’s out of jail. Is Cambodia’s Hun Sen in a pickle?

  • The Cambodian strongman is under pressure not only from a reinvigorated opposition, but from the European Union, too
  • The EU is considering cutting preferential trade terms over human rights allegations
Topic |   Cambodia

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen attends the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters
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