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US-Cambodia debt issue raises questions of morality and humaneness

The US is well advised to look at the Russian and Chinese models of dealing with Cambodian debt.

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Mr Hun Sen made a formal request for debt conversion when he met Russian leaders last year and the discussions have born fruit since.

RUSSIA has made a gesture of goodwill to restructure its outstanding loans to Cambodia worth US$1.5 billion. The Russian example could serve as a model for the United States to settle its own outstanding debt worth US$500 million. Washington, ironically, gave the loan to Phnom Penh to feed

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