Hun Sen backs oldest son to be the next country’s leader

Prime Minister Hun Sen's son Hun Manet (center) attends the Independence Day ceremony in Phnom Penh. Picture taken November 9, 2019. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly announced his support for his eldest son, Hun Manet, as his potential successor as prime minister. He claimed the announcement came in response to critics who have long accused him of paving the way for his son to take over as Cambodia’s next leader.