PM Hun Sen Rejects Accusation of Leading Vietnamese Army to Kill Cambodians

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has once again rejected the accusation that he had led Vietnamese soldiers to kill Cambodian people.

Addressing to the commemoration of 45th Remembrance Day of "Journey to Overthrow the Pol Pot Genocidal Regime" in Koh Thmar village, Tonloung commune, Memut district, Thbong Khmum province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said this accusation is totally wrong.

“Some people said I was the one who led Vietnamese soldiers to kill Cambodians, actually it is not like this. After the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed, Cambodia had only 5 million people, but now the population rose to around 17 million,” he said.

The Premier continued that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the hybrid Khmer Rouge Tribunal, was also the real witness.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also underlined that after the liberation of Cambodia from the genocide regime of Khmer Rouge, the Vietnamese soldiers withdrew from Cambodia on Sept. 30, 1989, two years before the Paris Peace Agreement.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to reconfirm Cambodia’s commitment to promote peace, development, cooperation, and friendship with the neighbouring nations.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also reiterated that he has no right to cut any land to other nations, and Cambodia also never wants any land of other nations.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press