Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Letter from Mr. Jean-Marc Ayraul to Hun Sen

Phnom Penh, October 23, 2013
Today in Cambodia, as the country is plunged into a political impasse, we celebrate the 22 th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreements.

While the country is divided into two in the wake of hotly contested elections, a serious problem of legitimacy arises about the government in the opposition accused of plotting a coup d'constitutional state.

In this context the disorder French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault nevertheless sent on October 4 his "congratulations" to his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for his "re-election as head of the Cambodian Government".

French Prime Minister aware that the "re-election" Hun Sen unanimously (!) On September 24 by a half-National Assembly (68 deputies out of 123 elected members) met in an unconstitutional manner followed elections legislative tight that the united democratic opposition (55 elected members) and many independent observers regard as fraudulent?

French Prime Minister aware that the opposition, as well as many independent observers and several countries like the United States require a transparent and impartial investigation into irregularities in the elections of 28 July 2013, and that the categorical refusal of Hun Sen to consider the request for an investigation that led the opposition to boycott the National Assembly so far not to endorse a fraud that would turn the result of a real election?

Why the French Prime Minister, precipitated by his congratulations, he has preferred to encourage and support one of the protagonists who refuses a transparent and impartial investigation and, therefore, seems to be afraid of the truth? Jean-Marc Ayrault Why is it an accomplice to a fraud in power?

While both parties in the Cambodian electoral and political dispute, why the French Prime Minister he chose to side with Hun Sen from the sponge on serious electoral irregularities and taking the risk of making a very grave injustice to the Cambodian people and stifle democracy in Cambodia for many years to come, already after 34 years of absolute power exercised by the former Communist Party of Hun Sen?

In writing about Cambodia that "since the Paris Agreements in 1991, considerable progress has been made," French Prime Minister he realize that in reality, twenty-two years after the signing of these agreements, Cambodia is back to square one with the return to a system of one-party communist (the current National Assembly is composed exclusively of deputies from the party of Hun Sen), while the Paris Agreements on Cambodia guarantee system of "liberal and pluralist democracy"?

To achieve such a system of "liberal and pluralistic democracy," the Paris agreements provide for "free and fair elections", that is to say, a type of election has nothing to do with the elections of 28 Last July, the French Prime Minister was quick to recognize implicitly by his congratulatory letter to Hun Sen.

French Prime Minister aware also that in the last five years, the international community was concerned undemocratic nature of elections in Cambodia and has issued detailed to make these recommendations more credible elections but the government Hun Sen has rejected all the recommendations including those of the European Union in 2008 and those of the United Nations in 2012, thus casting doubt on the elections of July 28? So why rush to endorse the results of these while a legitimate request for an investigation is underway?

Why French Prime Minister he ignored this sign very significant forerunner of the totalitarian drift regime of Hun Sen and his contempt for universal suffrage is the expulsion of all members of the opposition on June 6 2013, just two months before election day?

Why then French Prime Minister he also chose to ignore the audit of voters (voting registry audit) conducted by NDI (National Democratic Institute) and COMFREL (Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia) and published in March 2013 shows that four months before election day, the party of Hun Sen had cheerfully provided some 25% of the votes ahead of the democratic opposition in erasing from the register the names of alleged opponents (15% ) and using ghost voters to inflate votes in favor of the ruling party (10%)?

Quack for a new French government? No, a political mistake and a moral fault.

Sam Rainsy Leader of the democratic opposition in Cambodia


June 8, 2013 
On June 6, 2013, driving all the opposition members of the National Assembly and proclaiming arbitrarily and illegally leaving office elected by universal suffrage, Prime Minister Hun Sen has created the beginnings of a civil war. 
The Peace Accords signed in Paris October 23, 1991 in Cambodia guarantee a political regime under the "liberal and pluralist democracy" and obtained by "free and fair elections." 
However, less than two months before legislative elections scheduled for July 28, 2013, Mr. Hun Sen decided to get rid of, simply, the parliamentary opposition and not be burdened with any democratic facade, revealing and a totalitarian one party that openly violates the Paris Peace Accords. 
Following the coup institutional exceptionally serious, the National Assembly finds himself in conflict with the Constitution and the government of Mr. Hun Sen turns itself off-the-law. 
This coup will be more serious consequences that followed the persistent refusal of Mr. Hun Sen to follow the recommendations of the United Nations concerning reforms needed to ensure "free and fair elections." 
Faced with this situation of exceptional gravity, the international community must condemn more strongly than ever the totalitarian drift in Cambodia and the electoral farce that any election which does not take into account the recommendations of the United Nations represent. It does not recognize any government resulting from such election. 
Although the parliamentary opposition represented by the NLRB participate in the next election not to let political vacuum and to show its growing strength in spite of the difficulties, it will seek the annulment of any election which does not take account of very accurate recommendations United Nations and trample under foot will of the Cambodian people. 
The coup of Mr. Hun Sen Cambodia opens to a period of uncertainty and instability that could lead to civil war following a threat made ​​by Mr. Hun Sen himself. 
Sam Rainsy
Chairman of the NLRB

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