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Japan has signed a grant and loan agreement with Cambodia worth more than $90 million (¥9.6 billion) despite concerns from the international community over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on government critics ahead of a July general election.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn signed the $4.6 million grant and $86 million loan, for economic and electricity transmission projects, on Sunday in the Cambodian capital.

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