Southeast Asia | Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

Leader's government now promises judicial reform, freer media and even the rehabilitation of certain banned opposition politicians in a last ditch bid to avoid US and EU sanctions

Phnom Penh, December 6, 2018 5:07 PM (UTC+8)
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), releases a dove to mark the 66th anniversary of the party at Koh Pich island in Phnom Penh, June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Samrang Pring
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), releases a dove to mark the 66th anniversary of the party at Koh Pich island in Phnom Penh, June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Samrang Pring
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