New York – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last week slammed western nations’ “interference” in Cambodian affairs during a speech to the United Nations in New York.
The long-time ruler said the United States had used human rights as a pretext for its “mission to impose civilization” and also wielded the threat of sanctions as a “popular weapon” against less powerful states.
“We regret to highlight the fact that human rights nowadays have become a mission to impose civilization for some powerful nations or, perhaps, as their opening standards as the pretext for interference under the name of political rights protection,” he said. “This is nothing but a use of brute force of a particular state to impose its will on other sovereign states.”
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