Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister marks 30 years in power with mixed record

January 14, 2015 5:45 AM

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NEAK LOEUNG, Cambodia – Hun Sen, Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister, marked 30 years in power Wednesday, one of just a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to cling to their posts for three decades.

Since first taking up the job of prime minister at age 33, he has consolidated power with violence and intimidation of opponents that continue to draw criticism from human rights advocates. But he can also take some credit for bringing modest economic growth and stability in a country devastated by ...

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