Cambodia evicts Christian Montagnards after Vietnam ‘chaos’

PM Hun Sen warns organizations against any contact with ‘rebels,’ threatens them with dissolution if found involved

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expelled all Montagnards who sought refuge in Cambodia after violent clashes with Vietnamese security, which escalated following attacks on two police stations that left at least nine people dead.

He said all Montagnards had left the country and that he had ordered “new rebels” who arrived amid last week’s violence “arrested to be extradited to Vietnam immediately,” according to the semi-official Fresh News service.

“I would like to reaffirm that the Montagnards have left Cambodia,” he said in an address to about 20,000 workers in Kampong Cham province. “They recently committed deadly attacks in Vietnam. Cambodia does not welcome rebel groups.”

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