The ongoing US’ allegation on development of Chinese naval base in Ream in Cambodia sounds similar to the allegation regarding the possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by Iraq back in 2003.
The Defence Ministry denies allegations of a Chinese military base in Koh Kong.
Foreign Minister assures Australian Senator that Cambodia will never allow the setting up of a foreign military base in the Kingdom.
The intention to stir sensitivity and inflammation is beyond doubt. The article went so far as to drag Vietnam and Thailand into an alleged geopolitical conspiracy, lacking the least respect for historical sensitivity shared by these countries.
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has dismissed a report stating that the government would allow a Chinese naval base to be erected in Koh Kong province.
On November 15, David Hutt and Shawn W Crispin wrote in Asia Times a speculative piece of a possible Chinese naval base in Koh Kong, Cambodia. However, the authors provided zero evidence on their claim.