From Radio Free Asia
Cambodia Calls on US to Reconsider Visa Restrictions, Despite Ongoing Crackdown
Cambodia’s government on Thursday urged the U.S. to reconsider visa restrictions announced in response to an ongoing crackdown against the political opposition and freedom of expression, but maintained that the move would not influence the internal affairs of the nation.
From AFP
Cambodia laughs off Washington threats over democracy
Cambodia’s government on Thursday laughed off rare efforts by Donald Trump’s administration to punish it over a clampdown on democracy and human rights, as the kingdom effectively becomes a one-party state under strongman Hun Sen.
From Reuters
US tight-lipped on identities of Cambodians it will deny visas after opposition crackdown
The United States said it would restrict entry to people involved in the Cambodian government’s actions to undermine democracy, including the dissolution of the main opposition party and imprisonment of its leader.
From the Associated Press
The U.S. Plans to Restrict Visas For Cambodians Who Are ‘Undermining Democracy’
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians “undermining democracy” in the Southeast Asian nation following the dissolution of the main opposition party and a crackdown on independent media.
From Reuters
Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) – Between Sihanoukville’s beaches and its multiplying casinos, “Lao Qi” and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty meters apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.
From Asia Times
So long, US; howdy, Russia
Cambodian PM Hun Sen has warmly welcomed Moscow’s overtures as Western nations threaten sanctions on his anti-democratic crackdown.
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