Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition leaders Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy would have been killed if he had known they were calling on supporters to “prepare for a new government” during post-election protests in 2013.
The prime minister made the comments in a speech to garment manufacturers on Sunday, but his remarks only came to light in local media reports on Thirsday after a clip was released.
The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen referred to a four-year-old video of the opposition leaders calling on supporters to “prepare” for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to “organise a new government.”
“If I had seen that at the time, they would already be dead; it would be their funeral,” the newspaper reported Hun Sen as saying in his speech.
“They are lucky that I missed it. If I had watched that clip on the day they…
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