No rest for the wicked

2022.10.26
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No rest for the wicked Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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Long-ruling Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recently revealed that his wife had secretly built a stupa for his interment at a public pagoda in Phnom Penh, but said he rejects being buried at the site because he is "afraid of gangster ghosts living there." Critics say the 70-year-old strongman more likely fears the fate of authoritarian rulers whose people turn on them after they die and destroy their monuments.

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