Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has implicitly admitted to controlling the country’s courts by saying that Kem Sokha, the head of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), will not be freed from house arrest within the first two months of 2019, the party’s former president said Friday.

Early on Friday, Sam Rainsy, the former chief of the CNRP who is living in self-imposed exile in France to avoid a string of convictions widely seen as politically motivated, posted a message to his Facebook account challenging Hun Sen to a bet that Kem Sokha would be freed between Dec. 29 and March 3, 2019.

Dec. 29 marks the 20-year anniversary of Hun Sen’s “Win Win Policy” taking credit for the ending in 1998 of a long-running civil war.

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