The warning, although vague, was one of the strongest statements to date by one of Cambodia’s donors over the unfolding political crisis in the country.
The charge marked a serious escalation in rifts within the beleaguered Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Tensions in the South China Sea have been mounting since 2010 when China boosted its presence in the 3.5 million-square-kilometers rich in fish and fuel reserves.
Twenty-six years after signing the Paris Peace Agreement and implementation, Cambodia’s democracy is still at an early stage.
Earlier this month, the Interior Ministry filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court seeking to dissolve the CNRP after Kem Sokha was charged with committing “treason.”
A Cambodian government spokesman said the political situation in Cambodia was unlikely to be on the agenda at the summit in Manila on November 13.
Ms. Savy and Mr. Saron said they had been working side by side to build their community for years, and were eager to continue cooperating as fellow commune officials, despite being on different sides of the political fence.
In an unusual move, Hun Sen in April held a press conference to promote a book written in Khmer that lauds Xi’s leadership style.
Sok Hour was jailed on charges of using forged documents he claimed detailed Vietnam’s encroachment on Cambodian territory to incite people against the government.
Hun Sen made the appeal ahead of an expected court decision that would see all 55 CNRP lawmakers stripped of their seats in parliament, as well as senators and local officials.
Speaking to VOA Khmer on Tuesday at the Capitol building, the three House of Representatives lawmakers urged the international community to act against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.
Threats from Ted Cruz, rights groups are met with anti-Western media attacks.