$1.1 billion pledged for Cambodian govt amidst concerns over repression

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Dissident Cambodian politicians have urged Western donors to pressure the Prime Minister, Hun Sen, to tackle corruption and repression in the country after Japan, the US and the EU committed $1.1 billion in aid for the country over the coming year. Leading opposition figures are facing jailtime and millions of dollars have disappeared from national coffers. Dwindling free speech in the country is highlighting the dilemma faced by donor nations in providing money to a government seen as increasingly undemocratic and corrupt.

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