Thursday, February 18, 2010

An old Sacravatoons no 262 :" One Party "

An old Sacravatoon was published on 23 June 2004

FEBRUARY 17, 2010
The Wall Street Journal
Phnom Penh

..........Cambodia is beginning to look more and more like its neighbors, which are mostly one-party states. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the country's nascent multi-party democracy was riven by intimidation and violence, but there was space for competing ideas and parties to have a voice. Today, the main opposition party finds itself repeatedly muzzled. As China's influence in Southeast Asia continues to expand, this pattern may only grow stronger.

Mr. Brady is a free-lance journalist based in Southeast Asia.

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