Tag: Hun Sen

Exiled leader promises thousands will walk with him in Cambodia through Thailand in a challenge to Hun Sen

Self-exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy had planned to rally with thousands of his supporters to march into Cambodia through the Thai border last Saturday, but his plan faltered after he was barred from flying to Bangkok from Paris. In an interview with Malaysiakini in Putrajaya he repeated...

Vietnam Prime Minister says PM Lee’s remarks on Vietnam’s position in Khmer Rouge fight were incorrect and offensive

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has joined those criticising Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's recent remarks on the Khmer Rouge regime. Criticism against the Singapore Head of Government mounted after he published a Facebook post last month, which described a letter he had sent to...

Cambodian Prime Minister and PM Lee agree “not to scratch old wounds” over Khmer Rouge remarks

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen have agreed "not to scratch old wounds" regarding the former's controversial comments on the Khmer Rouge regime. Criticism against the Singapore Head of Government mounted after he published a Facebook post last month, which described...

Cambodia: Paying the high price of regional neglect?

My sympathies should be with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. What he thought was going to be a routine walk in the park became unplanned and unnecessary diversions into a mini minefield. The first “misstep” came at the Shangri-La Dialogue, the second when he...

Facebook video post linked activist murder to Hun Sen

Last week, Cambodia's anti-terrorism police arrested a woman for allegedly linking Cambodia's Prime Minister and his family to the murder of a political analyst Kim Ley. In a live video - now taken down from the woman's Facebook page - Heng Leakhena accused the Prime...