Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - No power play



No power play

No power play

To the editor,

The Phnom Penh Post article entitled "King offers olive

branch to KR", published on 27 Jan, quoted that I told your reporters that I

believed that the King had a proposal "to seek greater political

power".

I want to firmly deny this statement because it is an inaccurate

transcription or a serious misinterpretation of what I actually said when

pressed to comment on a possible role of the King in bringing true and lasting

peace to this country.

The opinion which I have always expressed is

that:

  1. The King, in His capacity as the Father of the Nation, can put a definitive

    end to the war in Cambodia through a genuine national reconciliation;

  2. The King can achieve peace in the framework of the present Constitution (in

    other words, the King does not need and does not want "to seek greater political

    power");

  3. The King has the full support of the entire Cambodian people who are longing

    for peace and who venerate their Monarch.

Thank you for kindly publishing this clarification.

- Sam Rainsy, Member of Parliament, Siem Reap.

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Woman seeks answers after arrest of American partner

    Filipina Lalaine de Guzman, 48, is demanding answers for the detention of her American partner by Cambodian immigration officers after he was arrested at their home almost 90 days ago. She said without an arrest warrant or proffering any criminal charges, Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, is being detained

  • ‘No chance Cambodia booted out of ASEAN’

    A group of former and current Cambodian diplomats on Tuesday fired back at retired Singaporean diplomat Bihalari Kausikan after he proposed that ASEAN dismiss Cambodia and Laos from the bloc. In an open letter, the Cambodian diplomats said Kausikan’s remarks were made from a

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital