Cambodian PM: No Talk with Self-Imposed Exile Politicians in Australia

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said there will be no talk with self-imposed exile politicians during his trip to Australia for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit on Mar 17-18, 2018.

Addressing at the inauguration ceremony of different Buddhist achievements at Chhouk Va Pagoda in Phnom Penh this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen confirmed no political negotiation during his upcoming trip.

Besides, the Premier said a group of former opposition politicians who were banned from politics wrote him a letter asking to regain their political rights.

In reply, he explained that there is no existing law to grant pardon to those who were banned from politics. But, he added, for prisoners, the Prime Minister is allowed to request the royal pardon for them when the verdict comes into force.

Last month, Samdech Techo Hun Sen confirmed his attendance in the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to be held in Sydney. This forthcoming high-level meeting will mark a new era in ASEAN-Australia partnership. It will build on their deep legacy of economic cooperation, political dialogue, and the natural interweaving of their people to establish a contemporary, outward-looking partnership for the rapidly changing world they live in. It will also strengthen their joint contribution to regional security and prosperity, including by addressing shared security challenges and securing greater opportunities for their businesses.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press