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Time for Japan to stand up for democracy in Cambodia

Attitude of patience has allowed Hun Sen to expand autocratic power

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen greets Fumio Kishida, his Japanese counterpart, in Tokyo on Sept. 28: Japan should coordinate sticks and carrots to exert pressure.   © Reuters

Mu Sochua was previously a member of the Cambodian parliament and vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. She is a former minister of women's and veterans' affairs

This weekend marks the 31st anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements which officially ended the Khmer Rouge genocide and the many years of civil war and foreign occupation in Cambodia.

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