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Hidden victims of war on drugs

A man uses a syringe to inject drugs into his veins in Phnom Penh this week.

Cambodia's war on drugs is in full swing, routinely grabbing headlines as ever-growing numbers of suspects – more than 4,000 so far, most of them users – swell the Kingdom’s jails. But behind the high-profile raids, the campaign is having an alarming, albeit hidden, side effect.

Rights in ‘downward spiral’

Police officials investigate the crime scene where political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead at a Caltex service station in Phnom Penh last year.

Amnesty International has condemned deteriorating human rights conditions in Cambodia in its annual world report, with one representative saying last year’s questionable court cases against rights workers, activists and opposition members constituted a “downward spiral”.

Kingdom a one-man show, report asserts

Prime Minister Hun Sen greets the media at an event on Koh Pich in 2015.

It's a mistake to consider Cambodia a nation under authoritarian rule by a single party; it comes down to a single man – Prime Minister Hun Sen, a new paper argues. The report was published on Tuesday and authored by Australian scholar Lee Morgenbesser.

KrisEnergy to consider selling stake in Block A

Singapore-listed KrisEnergy Ltd is considering selling or farming out a stake in its Cambodia Block A offshore oilfield to ease its debt burden, according to the company’s 2016 year-end report. The oil and gas company posted $237.1 million in net losses for the 2016 fiscal year.

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