Prime Minister Hun Sen is recovering in Singapore after medical treatment on his shoulder.
Upon returning from Europe on Saturday, Mr Hun Sen wrote on Facebook that all his meetings this week are cancelled because of the medical trip. He added yesterday that he is getting better after treatment.
“Because I have a problem with my right shoulder, I was asked by doctors to do a medical check-up and treatment,” he said on Saturday. “I apologise to all friends, both foreign and Khmer, who were set to meet me. I have to cancel these meetings.”
Mr Hun Sen was accompanied by his wife Bun Rany as he sought the expertise of doctors on the island nation.
“I wish to thank all countrymen for the wishes and concerns about my personal health,” he added. “I wish to inform you that after getting treatment from doctors from 1am to 2am, the doctors have successfully treated the sprain in my right shoulder.”
Mr Hun Sen said the doctors told him to suspend playing golf, until he is fully recovered, adding that supporters of the former opposition party are using his hospitalisation for fake news.
“While most Cambodians wished me to get better […], some people cursed me or created fake news regarding my health problem,” he said. “I wish to inform those people to not wait until I die to grab power. Please wait for your next life because hell’s master does not want my life for the next 40 years.”
“It wants me to continue serving my people and destroy all [traitors] to ensure peace and further development,” he added.
Former opposition lawmaker Ou Chanrath yesterday said he hopes Mr Hun Sen will soon return to the Kingdom in full health.
“I wish for Prime Minister Hun Sen to get better and be able to return home soon,” Mr Chanrath said. “Then he has the opportunity to solve the ongoing political problem in Cambodia.”