Cambodia’s Hun Sen Hits Out at West Over ‘Interference’

Hun Sen said countries outside of the region were “always slapping our heads” and “getting involved in regional politics,” according to a video posted on his Facebook page.

Phnom Penh – Prime Minister Hun Sen has criticized foreign government officials for interfering in the politics of Southeast Asian nations in a speech at the World Economic Forum on Asean in Vietnam.

Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for more than 30 years, said countries outside of the region were “always slapping our heads” and “getting involved in regional politics,” according to a video of the speech posted on his Facebook page.

“I raised this issue, not as a message for any particular country, but I think that the Mekong countries are political victims, so I ask that those outside of the region who are not aware of our issues, you should let us solve our own problems,” he said.

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