Rights groups said the government should be more open to human rights violations uncovered by NGOs and use them to issue corrective measures, rather than dismiss them without consideration and investigation.
The two countries have seen a significant decline in their relationship in the last few years, a point raised by Trump in the letter. This decline was also linked to Cambodia’s increasing proximity with the China, which has extended its influence in the Southeast Asian country significantly.
Hun Sen has frequently made such references to U.S. foreign policy in the region, even accusing the country, more recently, of backing an alleged color revolution in the Cambodia following the 2013 national election.
U.S. President Donald Trump became the third president in modern U.S. history to face open impeachment hearings Wednesday. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called two key State Department witnesses to begin making the case that Trump abused the power of his office by allegedly pressing
The prime minister said the arrested, former CNRP officials should be released from prison on bail, and that those who had fled the country should return without fear of being arrested.