The death of democracy in Cambodia

The Cambodians thought there was some light at the end of the tunnel but it appears to be on the way out. Check out this captivating account from the daughter of the imprisoned leader of the main opposition party. Top of the list of Sydney Institute podcasts.

With a heads up on the way Australia is being used by the ruling kleptocracy and the expansion of Chinese influence in the region.

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8 Responses to The death of democracy in Cambodia

  1. stackja

    Pol Pot went unreported for years. Cambodia suffering more.

  2. Boambee John

    Not just unreported. Certain members of the left adamantly denied that anything untoward was happening.

  3. Oh come on

    The death of democracy in Cambodia?? For something to die it first has to be alive, no? Cambodia has been a Vietnamese client state ever since the Viets overthrew Pol Pot. Hun Sen is a product of the cadre academy in Hanoi. The Chinese will muscle in to some extent but Vietnam will ultimately call the shots (unless China decides to do to Vietnam what Vietnam did to Cambodia – although the last time the Chinese tried that in Vietnam it did *not* go well for them).

    Lao is a different story, however.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not just unreported. Certain members of the left adamantly denied that anything untoward was happening.

    Certain members of the left, in this country, hailed the arrival of the Khmer Rouge, and the installation of Pol Pot “The Communists couldn’t be any worse then the Lon Nol dictatorship.”

  5. mareeS

    Cambodia is actually owned by China now.

    We have friends who operated businesses there, down around Sihanoukville on the coast, and they have been forced out by Chinese interests, pretty much the same as Nha Trang in Vietnam, and the former Lao/Thai/Burma golden triangle.

    All now Chinese-mainly tourist places.

    Don’t ask me how I am familiar with this, it’s true.

  6. Nob

    ” certain members”?
    It was everyone on the left that had anything to say about it.

  7. mareeS

    Even Angkor Wat is now owned by private interests. You have to be there to get the way China has taken over.

    We spend a bit of time in Laos and Burma, the hydro power dams on the rivers are something to behold.

    We can’t build a dam in Australia because of the greens, but there are dozens-plus on the Mekong.

  8. Chris M

    We can’t build a dam in Australia because of the greens, but there are dozens-plus on the Mekong.

    Yes, but they are likely finding out about the need to watch design and construction quality after the latest collapse.

    Much suffering from Atheism in that part of the world. Thanks for the link Rafe.

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