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Observers See Cambodia's Democracy in Retreat

Political intimidation, the suppression of political expression, and restrictions on freedom of assembly have Cambodia's young democracy under threat, observers in the country say. Government officials say limitations on freedom are necessary to avoid a catastrophic "color revolution" of the sort that erupted in Syria five years ago. That uprising, which began amid hopes of a democratic spring across the Arab world, plunged the country into chaos. Prime Minister Hun Sen...

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