Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Cambodian diaspora to return to their homeland to witness the country’s development with their own eyes, rather than listen to “propaganda” spouted by “ill-minded” people.
The premier took to Facebook on Wednesday to post bird’s eye photographs of Phnom Penh alongside boasts of development under his leadership.
“Come Khmer brothers and sisters, especially grandmothers and grandfathers who went to live abroad for many years and have heard unfortunate and untrue propaganda made by a number of ill-minded people visiting our land,” Mr. Hun Sen wrote.
“Then, you will all really see the many achievements that have been achieved by Samdech Techo Prime Minister.”
The premier’s globe-trotting eldest son, Hun Manet—often met by anti-government protests during trips abroad—on Thursday posted a picture of himself in CPP garb celebrating the addition of new party members in Australia.
CPP spokesman Sok Eysan said about 400 to 500 Cambodians typically join the party whenever Lieutenant General Manet visits a country to meet Cambodians living there.