Political Turmoil

April 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p6
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This article focuses on the political and economic conditions in Cambodia. Cambodia's politics were thrown into turmoil after Prime Minister Hun Sen stripped Sam Rainsy of his parliamentary immunity forcing the opposition leader to flee the country. International pressure is increasing on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to free a detained member of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party and to return parliamentary immunity to the party's leader, Sam Rainsy. Cambodia's GDP growth forecast for 2005 remains at 2.5%. The forecast is down significantly from the 5.5% growth that was estimated for 2004.


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