Prime Minister Hun Sen has challenged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to swear for the death of Mr Rainsy’s family members as the latter accused him of being behind the death of former National Police Chief Hok Lundy about 10 years ago.
On his Facebook page on Sunday, Mr Rainsy posted the photos of Gen Lundy who died in a helicopter crash in Svay Rieng province on November 9, 2008 as he was en route to Bavet city and alleged that Mr Hun Sen was behind the incident.
“Hun Sen is the one who killed Hok Lundy through a bomb planted aboard the helicopter while he was flying over Svay Rieng province on November 9, 2008.” Mr Rainsy said in the post. “He decided to kill Hok Lundy because Hok Lundy knew a lot about Hun Sen committing something very bad.”
Gen Lundy’s helicopter crashed on November 9, 2008 as he was en route to Bavet city, killing all four people on board, including a deputy army commander and both pilots.
During a student graduation ceremony at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen called Mr Rainsy a “dog” and challenged him to swear for the death of Mr Rainsy’s all family members.
“He said that my son-in-law [Dy Vichea] is taking a revenge because I killed Hok Lundy,” Mr Hun Sen said. “If not, do you dare to swear for the death of all your family members?”
“We won’t allow your rebellion to occur in the Kingdom as the democratic process is continuing,” he said.
Mr Hun Sen also asked authorities to apprehend Mr Rainsy immediately if he would return to the Kingdom this year.