Cambodia's local elections: Authoritarian government clamps down on opposition

This week, we head to Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia where former Khmer rouge fighter Hun Sen has been in power for more than 30 years. On June 4, the Cambodians head to the polls in local elections seen as a barometer for the general elections due next year. Main opposition leaders say they are threatened constantly and live in fear. But the government continues to dismiss these claims and has reacted angrily to criticism from the West over its handling of power...


A programme prepared by Aline Schmidt and Jessica Sestili

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