Cambodia has again been ranked as “not free” by U.S.-based Freedom House, which released its 41st Freedom in the World index on Friday. In the ranking, Cambodia is deemed one of 48 nations that are “not free,” placing it in among countries where “basic political rights are absent, and basic civil liberties are widely and systematically denied.” Freedom House uses a scale from 1 to 7 to determine some specific rights and freedoms, with 7 representing the least free. Matching its place last year, Cambodia’s political and civil rankings were unmoved: Political rights are pegged at 6, while
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