Cambodian PM criticizes Singaporean PM’s remarks on Vietnam and Cambodia

(VOVWORLD) - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen has called out Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong for what appeared to be tacit backing of the genocidal Khmer Rouge. 
Cambodian PM criticizes Singaporean PM’s remarks on Vietnam and Cambodia - ảnh 1 Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (Source: khmertimeskh)

Mr. Hun Sen wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday: “I deeply regret to learn of the Facebook post of H.E. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, on May 31 expressing his condolences on the passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda in which he said ‘His time as PM coincided with the ASEAN members (then five of us) coming together to oppose Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge.” Mr. Hun Sen wrote that Singapore was the host of the tripartite meeting that led to the formation of the coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea, which prolonged the war and the suffering of the Cambodian people for another 10 years. It was an act against the survival of the Cambodian people, Mr. Hun Sen added.

The Cambodian PM called PM Lee’s statement an insult to the sacrifice of the Vietnamese military volunteers who helped liberate Cambodia from a genocidal regime, which reveals the world that the leader of Singapore contributed to the massacre of Cambodian people. "I ask whether H.E. Lee Hsien Loong considers the trial of Khmer Rouge leaders legitimate," Mr. Hunsen wrote. Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh and People's Party legislator Hun Many both rebutted PM Lee's remarks, saying they are untrue and cannot be accepted.

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