Hun Sen to deliver speech at the UN

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PM Hun Sen speaking with garment workers today in Kampong Speu. Photo: Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he will make an official visit to the UN General Assembly on September 27 and meet with his Cambodian supporters.

Speaking to about 27,000 garment workers in Kampong Speu Province’s Kong Pisei District today, Mr Hun Sen announced his upcoming official visits to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27 and to meet with his Cambodian supporters there.

He said he will deliver a speech in the UN general assembly and will meet a number of US senior officials, including UN Secretary general.

Mr Hun Sen said that no country dared to suspend Cambodia’s seat in the UN as suggested by former opposition members and that Cambodia would not conduct a re-election.

“Who has a big head? Who in the world dares to suspend Cambodia’s seat in the UN? Please do not be confused,” he said.

“I want to stress that Cambodia will hold commune election in 2022 and the national election in 2023. Besides this, nothing will be conducted. So, do not wait for the resurrection of the dead party,” Mr Hun Sen said, referring to the CNRP which was dissolved by the Supreme Court in November.

Mr Hun Sen also announced that he will make official visits to Japan, Indonesia and EU to attend meetings and forums.

Mr Hun Sen said that former opposition leader Kem Sokha was transferred from Tboung Khmum province’s Trapeang Phlong prison to his house in Phnom Penh under humanitarian reason.

He said that Interior Minister Sar Kheng did not hinder court jurisdiction but implemented the court’s decision.

“The previous day, Samdech Sar Kheng has already said. But today I want to affirm that [Mr Sokha] has not been acquitted yet. He was transferred to another location so that he won’t die in prison,” Mr Hun Sen said.

“For humanitarian and security reasons, we do not have a law on house arrest yet, but the court can limit the boundaries of the detention,” he said.

Mr Kheng on Sunday said that he assisted with the transfer of Mr Sokha from Trapeang Phlong prison to his house in Phnom Penh.

Mr Kheng said that to legalise the transfer, Mr Sokha was suggested to pen a letter to National Police chief General Neth Savoeun asking him for police to protect his safety while under court supervision.

Mr Hun Sen warned that those who interpreted the house arrest or the court decision in a wrong way, may endanger themselves.

“Action must be taken related to the court judgement. Otherwise, the court may issue a detention order to another place. Do not go too far. Do not mislead this because it will lead to your own risk,” he said.

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