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Hun Sen to attend ASEAN-US Summit, meet President Trump in March, refuses to respond to opposition comments

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File picture of Prime Minister Hun Sen and President Donald Trump speak on the sidelines of the 2017 Asean Summit in Manila. Supplied

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that he will attend the ASEAN-US Summit, to be held in Las Vegas in March 2020.

The premier said he is going to meet with the President of the United States Donald Trump, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for rehabilitation project of National Road 2 and 22 held at Phnom Penh’s dangkor district.

“I would like to inform Cambodian people living in the US that I will arrive in Las Vegas on 12 March; play golf there on 13 March; attend the summit on the 14; and meet with Cambodian community on 15. I will return after meeting with US President Donald Trump on the 16,” stated the premier.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said they would not join the summit but send foreign ministers instead.

No rebuttal to fake news

Mr. Hun Sen on Tuesday said that he intended to ignore and will not respond to the opposition groups who tried to attack him on Facebook.

“I will not talk to anyone of the opposition group. No need to push me to reply,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodian prime minister also criticised owner of Facebook page “True Information about Cambodia”, which often spread fake news on social media.

“What’s the point of posting fake news?” he questioned yet warned to take legal actions against those who spread fake news.

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