Cambodia’s government outlined a plan to “strengthen democracy and political space” in the country following a divisive election, but observers said the proposal is aimed at alleviating international pressure and does not go far enough in rolling back restrictions put in place ahead of July’s ballot. Cambodia's ruling party parliament will change legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's government is touting as a step "to strengthen democracy and political space." Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the majority of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials who were banned by the Supreme Court from engaging in political activities for five years might be able to resume their political careers, provided they have adhered to the ruling. Mr. Sar Kheng also hinted that former opposition leader Kem Sokha could be included on a list of former opposition members who will likely soon see a five-year ban on political activity lifted.
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says his government will not allow any foreign military base on its territory following media reports that China has lobbied for a naval base in the Southeast Asian country.https://dailym.ai/2BWLKSS;