About Carlyle A. Thayer

Carlyle A. Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, has been a regular visitor to Cambodia since 1981, and in May 1993 was a UN-accredited electoral observer in Kampong Cham province.

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Cambodia: a democracy no longer, descends into autocratic rule

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The steady erosion of democracy in Cambodia has been dramatically accelerated during 2017, writes Carlyle A. Thayer One of the world’s longest serving leaders, Hun Sen, Cambodia’s Prime Minister, has since 2016 set about deliberately dismantling his country’s democratic system. Month by month, the country’s political opposition has been eviscerated through a combination of coercion […]