PM Hun Sen Denies Allegation of China’s Military Base in Cambodia

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has rejected the fake news over Cambodia’s authorisation of China’s military presence in the Kingdom.

Prime Minister Hun Sen categorically rejects the Fake News spread by The Wall Street Journal alleging that Cambodia has signed a secret agreement to grant China its military exclusive use of the Ream Naval Base near Sihanoukville, said the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Office of the Council of Ministers in a statement this morning.

Prime Minister Hun Sen considers this latest Fake News as the most ill intention against Cambodia, it underlined.

In an interview with Fresh News today, the Cambodian Premier said there was no such a thing ever happening because foreign military base is against Cambodia’s constitution.

Why does Cambodia need Chinese military presence on its own territory? We haven’t had any discussion with the Chinese leaders, nor have we signed a deal. Stop using distorted news about Chinese military presence on Cambodian territory to counter us, said Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

For his part, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, said this fake news is just a pretext to impose sanction on Cambodia and to serve any political scheme.

There is nothing to wonder. They find all means to obstruct Cambodia from development, [] from military capacity enhancement. [] They distort information, exaggerate this and that so that Cambodia looks dark to others, and thus to impose sanction on Cambodia, stressed Samdech Tea Banh at the closing ceremony for Training of Trainers on Surveying for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) to Enhance Topographical Skill, in Phnom Penh this morning.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press