In a statement, ASEAN said Phoak was chosen for “providing leadership” and to oversee projects that“focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society.”
Departing from Cambodia on Tuesday, the long-serving prime minister posted on his Facebook page, saying he would attend the Asia-Europe meeting in Brussels.
The founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada told VOA Khmer that fake news was making it difficult for society to distinguish between fact and fiction.
In an interview with Japan’s Kyodo news last week, Hun Sen said Japan’s “strong economy and political stability” was a “model of real democracy”.
The searches were suspended last year when Washington stopped issuing some visas after Cambodia refused to accept citizens deported from the US.
Sam Rainsy’s comments came when Hun Sen was attending a summit with Asean leaders and international financial institutions in Indonesia.
Lieutenant General Hun Manet is now serving as the chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces after he was appointed last month to replace long-time commander Meas Sophea.
October 15 this year marks the 6th anniversary of King Norodom Sihanouk’s passing. VOA Khmer reporter Men Kimseng spoke to Yves Dumont, his former brother-in-law, about the late King’s legacy.
Writing on his Facebook page, Hun Sen said: “I would like to tell my compatriots about my mission with a brief statement: success!”
Each year, Hun Sen announces a list of inmates who he “requests” be released from prison as a goodwill gesture.