Not quite the usual walkover – A united opposition takes aim at one of Asia’s strongest ruling parties – Economist, July 13, 2013
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Sensibly, the opposition does not dispute the economic growth. Rather, it argues that the benefits of the boom go to an ever smaller elite consisting of the families of Mr Hun Sen and his cronies.
…To redress the economic imbalance, the [opposition party] CNRP proposes a populist programme borrowed, in parts, from a former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra (who happens to be a chum of Mr Hun Sen). Mr Kem Sokha promises an old-age pension of $10 a month and a minimum wage of $150. The costs of such programmes appear to have been badly thought out, if at all…
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