Over the past three weeks, a standoff between the long-ruling CPP and newly strengthened opposition CNRP has made for an increasingly tense political environment. But almost entirely missing from the equation has been Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose last public appearance was 18 days ago when he addressed villagers in Kandal province and warned the opposition that a failure to take their seats in Parliament would result in them being given to the CPP. As opposed to his usual schedule of delivering nationally televised speeches almost every day—weighing in on everything from pressing political issues to personal trivialities—the
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