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Cambodia's strongman affirms pre-eminence as opposition challenge falters

Jun 12, 2014    

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Riot police with assault rifles stand guard near high metal walls. Lines of parked trucks and coiled razor wire mark the perimeter of a site in Cambodia's capital that's strictly off limits to the public.What appears at first like a fortified military base is symbolic of the struggle facing Cambodians riled by incessant land grabs, official corruption and labour disputes in a country tightly controlled by one man for nearly three decades.The venue under guard is Freedom Park, the only place in Cambodia where anti-government protests are allowed. At least they used to be ...

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