With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in Asia

With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in AsiaBy Matt Spetalnick and Prak Chan Thul WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country's longtime leader, President Barack Obama dispatched Washington’s chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist's funeral.     In meetings with Cambodian authorities, then-Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski warned the military not to intervene in the political turmoil or else crucial U.S. ties would suffer, sending a clear message that America stood behind the opposition. …



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