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Hun Sen: Prime Minister of Cambodia
Hun Sen is a Cambodian politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia since 1985, the longest-serving head of government of Cambodia, and one of the longest-serving leaders in the world. He is also the president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and a member of the National Assembly for Kandal. His full honorary title is Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. Born Hun Bunal, he changed his name to Hun Sen in 1972, two years after joining the Khmer Rouge. From 1979 to 1986 and again from 1987 to 1990, he served as Cambodia's foreign minister. At age 26, he was also the world's youngest foreign minister.

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Cambodian PM says no wage hikes for civil servants, armed forces for 2021 due to COVID-19

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PHNOM PENH, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Wednesday that there will be no wage hikes for the civil servants...
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Cambodia PM says ruling party to dominate politics for up to 100 years

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday his ruling party would be a dominant force in politics for as long as a century, telling the opposition it should wait until the..
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PM Modi discusses Covid-19 pandemic with Cambodian PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the Covid-19 pandemic with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday and conveyed India's commitment to further..
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Cambodia adopts law to allow for emergency powers to tackle coronavirus

Cambodia's parliament passed a law on Friday to prepare the way for a state of emergency, which Prime Minister Hun Sen has said he might have to declare to reinforce the campaign against the..
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Cambodia PM orders casinos shut down as coronavirus cases climb

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered all casinos to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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U.S. decries 'fabricated conspiracy theories' in Cambodia treason trial

The United States ambassador to Cambodia said on Thursday that he is troubled by "fabricated conspiracy theories" at the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is accused of plotting..
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Westerdam passenger infected with coronavirus: What we know and what we don't

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Hong Kong (CNN)The Westerdam cruise ship was supposed to have been the lucky one. After being stuck at sea for days, when Japan, the Philippines and Thailand turned it away over concerns it had..
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Cambodia PM says country 'will not bow down' a day before EU trade decision

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was defiant on Tuesday, a day before the European Union is to decide whether to end the country's special trade preferences over human rights concerns, saying the..
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Cambodian opposition leader urges court to drop treason charges

Cambodia's opposition leader renewed a call to have treason charges against him dropped on Thursday, saying there was no evidence to prove that he had tried to overthrow the government of Prime..
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China says Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to visit China

China's Foreign Ministry said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen would visit China on Wednesday.
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Cambodian PM says he will visit students in China's Wuhan for moral support

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday he will visit Cambodian students in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus, to give them moral support following..
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Cambodian opposition leader admits U.S. funding, denies overthrow plot

Cambodia's opposition leader admitted in a 2013 video clip played in court on Wednesday to receiving funding and advice from unspecified Americans but denied trying to overthrow the government of..
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Cambodia begins treason trial of opposition leader as criticism mounts

A Cambodian court convened on Wednesday to begin the trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha on charges of treason in a case that has drawn condemnation from rights groups as a move by longtime..
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Cambodia building collapse death toll hits 36 as rescue called off

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KEP (CAMBODIA): The search for victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia drew to a close Sunday with the final death toll at 36 — the latest tragedy in a string of deadly..
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Cambodia PM dismisses EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will limit impact

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges with the Southeast Asian country over human rights, saying Britain's exit..
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Cambodian PM's associates over alleged corruption

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.
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In reversal, Cambodia's Hun Sen offers U.S. new 'bond of friendship'

Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once..
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Trump urges Cambodia to return to 'democratic path' after crackdown

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's..
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Cambodia to free more than 70 opposition activists on bail

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 opposition activists arrested in recent weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, he said on Thursday...
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Cambodian opposition veteran meets Malaysian MPs in democracy push

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy met Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday in a push to rally support in Southeast Asia against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen just as the European Union..
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Cambodian opposition figure Rainsy promises to intensify action

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy said on Sunday he would help organize protests against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen to build on growing international pressure for change in his home..
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Cambodian opposition veteran lands in Malaysia saying 'Keep up the hope'

Cambodian opposition veteran Sam Rainsy flew into Malaysia on Saturday after promising to return home from self-imposed exile to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy boards plane in Paris

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
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U.S. concerned at Cambodia crackdown as neighbor's' cooperation decried

The United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad..
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Cambodia opposition leader barred from flight home

Sam Rainsy wants to return to fight Prime Minister Hun Sen - who he says is is "a brutal dictator".
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Cambodia deploys troops ahead of opposition leaders' planned return

Cambodia has deployed troops along its borders and held live fire exercises ahead of the planned return of leaders of the banned main opposition party in a move Prime Minister Hun Sen has labeled as a..
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Cambodia's long-ruling prime minister, Hun Sen, had gathered athletes at his imposing office for a televised pep talk. "I don't want to mention politics," he began quietly.
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Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

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A French lawyer for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says the Southeast Asian leader has filed a defamation lawsuit against his longtime political enemy, Sam Rainsy. Luc Brossollet confirmed by ......
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Cambodia says to increase arms purchases from China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that an additional $40 million would be spent on weapons from China to modernize the Southeast Asian country's military
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Cambodian PM says those seeking 'regime change' risk return to war

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose government is accused of suppressing human rights, said on Thursday that foreigners were risking returning his country to war through what he called stirring up..
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Cambodia sacks minister over building collapse as toll rises to 28

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sacked a top disaster management official on Monday, saying he had failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed on the..
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Cambodia PM Hun Sen visits deadly building collapse site

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Officials say the death toll has risen to 24, but families fear more bodies remain under the debris.
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Cambodia's Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam's 1978 invasion of Cambodia which ended Pol..
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