Sam Rainsy, centre, and Mu Sochua, in pink, field questions from reporters in Kuala Lumpur on November 12, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Tashny Sukumaran

Cambodia ‘playing with fire’ by cosying up to China, says opposition figure Sam Rainsy

  • The politician warned strongman Hun Sen’s government against allowing Beijing to build infrastructure facilities that could be turned into military bases
  • Sam Rainsy said he and other banned opposition figures were ‘freedom fighters’ and thanked Malaysia for respecting their rights by allowing them entry
Topic |   Cambodia

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Sam Rainsy, centre, and Mu Sochua, in pink, field questions from reporters in Kuala Lumpur on November 12, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Tashny Sukumaran
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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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