Washington, D.C – Prime Minister Hun Sen has said Sam Rainsy, a leader of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, is responsible for divisions in the party amid a call for ex-CNRP politicians who were banned from politics to seek pardons and disavow their membership.
Rainsy had publicly stated that the divisions, caused by the offer of royal pardons for more than 100 former CNRP officials who were banned from political life when the party was dissolved in late 2017, were the fault of Hun Sen.
But in a speech last week, Hun Sen blamed the divisions on Rainsy’s apparent lack of leadership.
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