Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, seen at celebrations marking the 66th anniversary of the country's independence from France, has responded to a letter from US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

Is Cambodian PM Hun Sen the latest authoritarian leader to be courted by Donald Trump?

  • In a letter, the US president assured Cambodia it does not seek regime change but wants to promote democracy
  • In recent years, Cambodia has leaned toward China, which has become its major political and economic backer
Topic |   Cambodia

TOP PICKS

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, seen at celebrations marking the 66th anniversary of the country's independence from France, has responded to a letter from US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE
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

TOP PICKS

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