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Cambodian crackdown ‘casting dark shadow ahead of polls’


BANGKOK: An ongoing crackdown against opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia has cast a “dark shadow” ahead of upcoming elections and is part of a wider authoritarian “disease” infecting the region, Southeast Asian politicians warned.

The damning assessment comes as Cambodia plans to hold nationwide polls next year in what some have warned could be the country’s last chance of seeing genuine democracy take root.

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