PM Denies Insulting His Majesty the King

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has strongly rejected recent comments by a royal family member over his note on a letter of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

At the graduation ceremony of the Royal University of Phnom Penh held here yesterday, Samdech Techo Hun Sen explained that he did not insult His Majesty the King, it was just his work habit.

“Noting on the royal message is not wrong because the constitution doesn’t prohibit it and it’s my work habit to do so,” he underlined.

Early this month, a royal family member made a public criticism against Samdech Techo Hun Sen after the latter noted on His Majesty the King’s royal letter sent to him on May 31, 2016 over a petition with some 170,000 fingerprints seeking the King’s intervention on the current political situation.

The premier’s note on the royal letter was to order Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to conduct a thorough study on those fingerprints.

 

Source: AKP