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Hun Sen controls the courts: Sam Rainsy

OPPOSITION party head Sam Rainsy said yesterday that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s declaration on Wednesday that he is “the key” to the fugitive leader’s potential return is evidence that the premier controls the courts and the National Assembly. Speaking by phone from Paris, Sam Rainsy said Hun Sen “can order the court and assembly to do anything he wants”, and said the premier owned both. “That shows the power in Cambodia is only with one [Hun Sen],” he said. But Tith Sothea, spokesman for the Press and Quick Reaction Unit at the Council of Ministers, said yesterday that Hun Sen was trying to say that Sam Rainsy’s fate lies in the hands of the courts. Sam Rainsy has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with his allegations of border encroachment.

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