Seoul, June 2, 2013
HUN SEN IS PLAYING A DESTRUCTIVE GAME
Prime Minister Hun Sen is accusing CNRP Vice-President Kem Sokha of
being too lenient with former Khmer Rouge leaders by allegedly denying
some of their most heinous crimes.
The same Hun Sen is also accusing me, Sam Rainsy, as CNRP President, of
being too harsh with the same former Khmer Rouge leaders by pushing for
their prosecution, therefore allegedly risking a “civil war.”
While the CNRP only stands for justice we can see Hun Sen’s inconsistency.
As a matter of fact, Hun Sen has been protecting several former Khmer
Rouge leaders, who are now top-ranking CPP and government officials such
as Chea Sim, Heng Samrin, Keat Chhon and Hor Namhong, by encouraging
them not to respond to summons from international judges at the
U.N.-sponsored Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
Hun Sen is behaving like a Khmer Rouge accomplice by interfering in, and blocking, the work of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
While I only want justice to proceed unhindered, Hun Sen threatens the
whole country with a civil war if the CNRP wins the upcoming elections.
Hun Sen is distorting the truth, manipulating justice and bullying the
Cambodian people. He now tries to create tensions for political gains.
I urge the Cambodian people not to play into Hun Sen’s inconsistent and destructive game.