Cambodia's strongman affirms pre-eminence as opposition challenge falters




 
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Cambodia's strongman affirms pre-eminence as opposition challenge falters
 
June 12th, 2014  
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Cambodia's strongman affirms pre-eminence as opposition challenge falters
Lines of parked trucks and coiled razor wire mark the perimeter of a site in Cambodia's capital that's strictly off limits to the public. The venue under guard is Freedom Park, the only place in Cambodia where anti-government protests are allowed. At least they used to be - until an opposition-led movement to topple Prime Minister Hun Sen gathered steam, and the authorities closed it indefinitely. "They created Freedom Park so people could express their opinions, but now they've shut it down, so what does this mean?" said Chhairith Chhom, 32, a supporter of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).




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