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Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

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Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

John Kerry said he was impressed by Cambodia’s development. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Cambodia to allow "vigorous and peaceful"...

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