Independence Monument, Phnom Penh. in Wikimedia Commons

Khmer Times-Oct 22, 2018

Cambodia’s foreign policy stance is now more assertive after the formation of the new government in the sixth legislature. Prime Minister Hun Sen is determined not to tolerate international pressures and intervention, especially with regards to democracy and human rights.  Cambodia is building the foundation of democracy based on its own experiences and strengths. Recently, Prime Minister Hun Sen told Kyodo News in Tokyo that the Japanese model of democracy is more suitable to a Cambodian context. Early this year, spokesperson of the Cambodian People Party (CPP), Mr Suos Yara, told media that the party’s interest was in pursuing a centrist democracy.

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