Cambodia Now ‘More Free’ Than Under Khmer Rouge: Hun Sen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen kept the bar low in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, asserting that under his 33-year rule Cambodia’s people now enjoy more freedoms and rights than they did during the 1975-1979 rule of the Khmer Rouge.

Writing on Facebook, Hun Sen said that the rights of Cambodia’s citizens have been “fully restored” since the collapse on Jan. 7, 1979 of the murderous  Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 3 million people are believed to have died.

“With such rights and freedoms, our citizens can enjoy their lives and work, and can choose their beliefs and religion and freely elect their own leaders according to their wish,” Hun Sen wrote.

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