Cambodian PM Reacts to Threat of International Aid Cut-offs

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reacted to the threat over the cutting off of international aids to Cambodia.

“I don’t care. Cut [aids] off, don’t threaten,” said Samdech Techo Hun Sen while presiding over a graduation ceremony of the Royal University of Phnom Penh yesterday, stressing that if aids are cut off, not the royal government, but the NGOs and civil society organisations funded by foreign donors will be the most affected.

According to the premier, some foreign donors have never provided financial assistance to the royal government, but to NGOs and civil society organisations directly. Therefore, he added, they cannot threaten the government of aid cut-offs.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s reaction was made after the EU Parliament released the resolution No. 2016/2753(RSP) dated June 9, 2016 over the current political situation in Cambodia.

On June 12, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a four-page statement to explain to the EU Parliament about “facts that are disputable, but ignored by this assembly.”


Source: AKP