PHNOM PENH, Nov. 3, (Khmer Times) – Kem Sokha, first vice president of the National Assembly asks Prime Minister Hun Sen to reconsider the Australian refugee deal.
In the letter, dated Oct. 30, that he sent to Mr. Hun Sen, via the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Sokha informed the Prime Minister about the concerns Cambodian residents on this issue. He expressed their desire to have the refugee deal reconsidered.
The letter states that Australian detainees coming to Cambodia will cause many negative impacts to the economy and social situation. He also stressed about the human rights situation in Cambodia which has yet to be resolved.
Mr. Sokha has sent off two letters on this subject after a meeting with monks, students and residents at the National Assembly on October 21.
The first letter was sent to the Australian Ambassador on Oct. 27 and the second letter to Mr. Hun Sen three days later.