Cambodia grants leader extreme power


As part of its new state of emergency law, Cambodia's national assembly has granted the country's leader, Hun Sen, new powers to surveille telecommunications, control the press and social media, restrict freedom of movement and of assembly, seize private property, and enforce quarantine orders, as well as enact other measures "deemed appropriate and necessary". Amnesty International called the legislation indefensible and a concentration of unchecked power. 


Writer: Rebecca Ratcliffe
Publication: Guardian