Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy play ‘chicken’
Within an hour of their being arrested this morning's demonstrators were released. The arrests were intended to intimidate but if demonstrators are released almost immediately the deterrent effect of making them in the first place is lost. Hun Sen playing Bad Cop and Good Cop in the makes him look weak. Mind you, he is a crafty and unpredictable individual and his tactic of arrest and immediate release may be part of some larger plan! We shall see in the next few days.