Cambodia Announces Corporate Sponsorship for Armed Forces

Simmering tensions along Cambodia’s border with Thailand has prompted Prime Minister Hun Sen to deploy a series of new initiatives to bolster his country’s military. The moves range from an old-fashioned show of muscle in the form of missile tests and military exercises, to corporate sponsorship of the armed forces that has angered humanitarian groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Analysts said the moves can be traced to the periodic border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops near the ruins of the 11th-century temple, Preah Vihear, where a military standoff has resulted in occasional bloodshed since mid-2008. Hun Sen declared that […]

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