Misuse of law will do long-term damage to Cambodia

Over recent decades, international observers have tended to view the human rights and political situation in Cambodia as a series of predictable cycles that does not warrant too much alarm.

The conventional wisdom has been that Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government routinely tighten their grip on the political opposition and civil society in advance of elections before relaxing it again after victory has been secured.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Misuse of law will do long-term damage to Cambodia'. Print Edition | Subscribe