Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rights Visit: UN envoy ‘apologises’ to Hun Sen

Rights Visit: UN envoy ‘apologises’ to Hun Sen

Rights Visit
The government has claimed that Surya Subedi, the UN’s special rapporteur for human rights, wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen to “apologise” for statements he made earlier this month. At the end of his third mission to the country, Subedi told a news conference he was “disappointed” that a meeting with Hun Sen scheduled for June 17 had been cancelled because of the premier’s ill health. The next week, Hun Sen criticised him in a speech, saying Subedi conveyed disrespect with his choice of words. Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong confirmed that Subedi sent a letter to Hun Sen this week that contained an apology to the prime minister. “The meaning was firstly to apologise to Samdech [Hun Sen], secondly to wish that Samdech recovers soon, has good health and a long life, and the third point was about the positive aspects of his third visit to Cambodia,” he said. But Christophe Peschoux, country director of the UN human rights agency, said the letter did not contain an apology, and instead touched on issues Subedi would have addressed in his meeting with the premier.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Talk of war took centre stage at what was meant to be a chance for parties to discuss their policies ahead of Sunday’s commune elections, with a sp

Opposition leader Kem Sokha speaks at a CNRP campaign rally today in Kratie province. Facebook

Opposition president Kem Sokha assured voters that all military members would maintain their rank should the CNRP take power in the 2018 national e