Unofficial translation from French by KI-Media
Hun Xen: Same old! Same old!
The 5 hours 20 minutes speech given on 09 August 2012 was simply an opportunity for Hun Xen to renew his faithful subservience to Hanoi, this came after both Asian and Western observers and officials have accused him of being a “stooge” to Beijing.
In fact, there is nothing new to add to what Hun Xen and his comrades said for the past several years over land and maritime borders between Cambodia and Vietnam. The historical and legal references that he pointed out over this issue were those used by the Vietnamese themselves since their invasion and occupation of Cambodia since 1979. Hun Xen justified the “lawfulness” of his actions, but one needs to understand that it was Vietnamese imperial law, not International Law.
Under International Law, Hun Xen and his so-called People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) – a beast created by the Vietnamese occupation – have no legitimate rights to conclude any international agreements over Cambodia’s borders. In other words, all these PRK-Vietnam territorial agreements dating from the 80s were simply null and void. Stipulations in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements over Cambodia are very clear about this issue.
Therefore, the recognition and the execution of these illegal agreements that are in favor of a foreign country and that are detrimental to one’s country’s territorial integrity are betrayal acts that are condemned by any penal code in the world, including that of Cambodia itself.
Paris, 10 August 2012