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California Rep winds up fact-finding visit

LAURA Richardson, a United States Congresswoman representing California, met Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and other government officials during a visit to Cambodia last week, ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday. She also met opposition Sam Rainsy Party lawmakers Yim Sovann and Mu Sochua at the US Embassy, Yim Sovann said, where they briefed her on human rights and political challenges, including “threats and intimidation toward members of parliament”. During the December 28 to January 1 trip, Richardson, whose US constituency includes thousands of Cambodian migrants, also toured the temples of Angkor and viewed US-funded temple preservation efforts, a US Embassy spokesman said.

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