The eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen is being groomed to take over, but still has to convince key political players. Kimkong Heng writes for The Interpreter: “No matter how hard Hun Manet has tried, no matter his education or competence, militarily or politically, he remains shadowed by his father’s fame, infamy and power.”

Kimkong Heng is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. He is a recipient of the Australia Awards Scholarship.