Amid persistent opposition protests against July’s disputed national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has canceled Phnom Penh’s annual Water Festival in November for the third straight year, apparently because of recent floods around the country that have killed at least 39 people. The prime minister made the decision Sunday in a government decree citing the need to focus on recovery efforts from the floods. “In order to gather all forces to solve this challenging situation, the government would like to advise as follows: First, suspend the Water Festival celebrations along the Tonle Sap river in front of the
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