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Cambodia's largest opposition party on the brink of dissolution

Hun Sen, alarmed by election defeats, cracks down on criticism of government

The CNRP has put up signs across Cambodia calling for the immediate release of its leader, Kem Sokha. (Phnom Penh)

HANOI -- Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia and president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party, is turning up the heat on the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

On Monday, he spoke at the opening of a hotel in Siem Reap, a northwestern province of Cambodia, famous for the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex, and lashed out at the CNRP. "We have arrested a man in a treasonous act," he said. "We will continue whatever process is necessary because this has been systematic arrangement and collusion."

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