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PM slams Facebook rumours

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Prime Minister Hun Sen and Interior Minister Sar Kheng. KT/Mai Vireak

Prime Minister Hun Sen has slammed a Facebook user who claimed that Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Senate president Say Chhum would be removed from their positions as CPP vice presidents and replaced by Hun Manet and Hun Many.

During a meet with garment workers in Kampong Speu province yesterday, Mr Hun Sen said the Facebook user had lied.

He did not mention the name of the user, but it is suspected that Mr Hun Sen was referring to pro-CNRP Facebook user Chham Chhany, who claimed that the information was received from Mr Hun Sen’s own officials.

Mr Chhany had also claimed that a takeover would happen on Friday while Mr Hun Sen would be in China.

“The sources said if there was no solution, Hun Sen would not be able to return to the Kingdom,” Mr Chhany said on Facebook.

Mr Hun Sen said yesterday that he had no plans to fly to China.

“I will go to Koh Kong province on Friday to deliver a speech marking the Sea Festival,” he said. “I will not go to China.”

“Why did you lie like this? All of you have always lied. You were like this and you [CNRP] were dissolved,” Mr Hun Sen added. “I will not go anywhere. I am in the country during that time.”

He noted that what the Facebook user claimed would never happen in the CPP.

“CPP is smart, we have been living together for more than 40 years, but we have not had any disintegration,” Mr Hun Sen said.

The CPP will hold a congress from Tuesday until the 20th in Phnom Penh.

CPP spokesman Suos Yara yesterday said the post on Facebook had no substance and only aimed to break party solidarity.

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