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Sanctions won’t stop Cambodia https://t.co/LA0cHLcbLk

Sanctions won’t stop Cambodia https://t.co/LA0cHLcbLk

by Vannarith Chheang, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute 2017 has been an extraordinary year for Cambodia. Former opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested in September over a treason charge and his Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved in November. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party government forced some civil society and media organisations to close down due to failures to meet local laws, which some viewed as a systematic crackdown. In response to the plummeting democratic institutions in the country, the United States and the European Union condemned the Cambodian People’s Party government and called the moves against the opposition and against civil society a serious threat to democracy . The Australian and Japanese governments have also raised concerns. Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane ‘expressed concern over the dissolution of the opposit...

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