Yale Politic: Scare Tactics and Silencing: Hun Sen’s Brutal Crackdown on Opposition in Cambodia (Quote)

March 18, 2018

"Though the regime occasionally threatened the Daily with retaliation for publishing critical pieces, the recent crackdown came with an unprecedented move to shut down the paper outright. Tej Parikh, a global policy analyst and journalist, told The Politic in an email that when he was a reporter for the Daily two years ago, “There were threats, stories of aggressive encounters with officials—but nothing quite compared to the recent crackdown.”...

 

...Parikh told The Politic in an email that when he stopped reporting for the Daily in April 2016, “There was a clear sense that—with commune and national elections on the two-year horizon—the ruling Cambodian People’s Party was becoming increasingly restive, paranoid, and repressive over dissenting voices.”Months before Parikh left Cambodia, Kem Ley, a prominent political commentator and government critic, “was assassinated in Phnom Penh under dubious circumstances.”...

 

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