Call for Swedish Pressure
There are calls for Sweden to put pressure on the Cambodian government to clamp down on corruption.
The organization Global Witness reports that more or less all of the income from Cambodia’s rich natural resources is going into the pockets of the ruling elite there.
More than half of Cambodia’s state budget comes from development assistance from abroad, and Swedish is a major contributor.
Opposition politician Sam Rainsy tells Swedish Radio News that only international pressure can force the Cambodian government to adopt necessary reforms.