Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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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US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Saysi
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29 August 2014
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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