Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as “fake, lying and destructive news”.

Hun Sen, who is visiting Vietnam, said the Cambodian constitution outlawed foreign military bases.

Asia Times reported in November that Beijing had been lobbying for a base in the southwestern province of Koh Kong since last year.

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