A surprise surge in Thailand’s economic growth could sway the country’s military government to stick to a plan for fresh elections early next year.
“At first, I was defiant when they demanded we take down the article, but when our senior editorial staff resigned and our editor-in-chief was fired, my feelings turned to anger, confusion and dismay.”
Now, he is going after the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a leading human rights group, set up by embattled Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha.
The Fretilin party, which won the July election by a narrow margin, did not receive enough votes to govern alone and has formed a minority coalition government with the Democratic Party.
According to author of "Hun Sen’s Cambodia", Sebastian Strangio, these smaller parties are not acting in the interest of the law but on the orders of the CPP for their own gain.
“Hun Sen has been able to enjoy free-world endorsement while maintaining a charade of democracy. It's a one-man ruling subjecting the country as private ownership of a few elite families.”