VOA Khmer Interview: Global Witness Urges US Sanctions on Four Cambodian Tycoons
Global Witness is launching a campaign that exposes Prime Minister Hun Sen associates who have played a key role in controlling Cambodian politics and its economy in their favor. Wealthy business operators and politicians look set to profit from a national election on July 29. The London-based environment watchdog identified that three of the tycoons are ruling party senators whose companies are accused of the most aggressive and at times violent land grabbing Cambodia has seen this century, large-scale timber smuggling, a massive sand dredging scandal, and marijuana trafficking. VOA Khmer’s Men Kimseng interviewed Global Witness campaigner Emma Burnett.