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Cambodia's Sam Rainsy throws politics into disarray

After a dramatic resignation via social media, opposition leader remains coy about his future ambitions

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Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy says the timing of his resignation is intended to embarrass Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party.   © Reuters

MELBOURNE -- Cambodia's longtime opposition leader Sam Rainsy said his snap weekend decision to resign was made in secret so it would serve as a pre-emptive blow to government plans to use his leadership as a pretext to dissolve his party.

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