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Bigotry is blighting Cambodia’s new dawn

The country deserves more than a choice between a bigot and a despot

By George Steptoe  

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Although an uneasy calm has now descended upon the streets of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, since the national elections on the 28th July a high-stakes political drama has continued to intensify. After 10 days of claims and counter-claims, it feels no closer to a conclusion.

Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) declared himself Prime Minister on Monday, despite the incumbent Hun Sen, leader of the Cambodia…

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