Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

CAMBODIA MULLS LAW TO RESTORE OPPOSITION POLITICIANS’ RIGHTS

Cambodia’s parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is touting as a step “to strengthen democracy and political space,” Associated Press reports. The parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation. The EU told Cambodia on October it will lose its special access to the world’s largest trading bloc, and said it was considering similar trade sanctions for Myanmar in a toughening of EU policy on human rights in Southeast Asia.

05/12/2018 in Cambodia, Daily Briefs, Regions

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