Cambodia

No Questions Allowed as Hun Sen Describes Border Issues to Lawmakers

Hun Sen told the assembled lawmakers that Cambodia had lost land under past leaders, in the 1960s, but that the country had lost no land under his watch.
Hun Sen told the assembled lawmakers that Cambodia had lost land under past leaders, in the 1960s, but that the country had lost no land under his watch.
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Hun Sen told the assembled lawmakers that Cambodia had lost land under past leaders, in the 1960s, but that the country had lost no land under his watch.
Hun Sen told the assembled lawmakers that Cambodia had lost land under past leaders, in the 1960s, but that the country had lost no land under his watch.
Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - Opposition lawmakers were banned from asking questions of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who for the first time Thursday discussed his contentious border policies with Vietnam.

Opposition critics say Cambodia is ceding land to Vietnam, in a politically charged issue that ruling Cambodian People’s Party officials are reluctant to discuss openly.

Hun Sen told the assembled lawmakers that Cambodia had lost land under past leaders, in the 1960s, but that the country had lost no land under his watch.

He acknowledged that as a part of some agreements, that some parcels of land had been exchanged between both countries.

However, opposition lawmaker Son Chhay told reporters after the session that villagers along the border know whether they have lost land or not.
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Cambodia’s political deadlock has ended. For nearly a year, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has refused to join the government, calling for electoral reforms in a system it says was deeply flawed. Following nearly five hours of meetings between top opposition officials and Prime Minister Hun Sen, that deadlock has ended. The two sides finally reached agreement on a formula for selecting the National Election Committee, which the Rescue Party has said was biased toward the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. Hun Sen and Rescue Party President Sam Rainsy emerged from talks Tuesday smiling and shaking hands. “Victory,” Hun Sen told reporters after the meeting. “You can all applaud.” (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)

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