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Cambodian Lawmakers OK Measure to Ease Political Ban

Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted. The action was the latest in a low-key charm offensive to improve relations with Western nations that accuse Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of suppressing human and democratic rights. The U.S. and Germany have instituted some diplomatic sanctions against Cambodia, and Washington and the European Union have threatened to extend...

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