I have some disappointment after reading the article “Border Issue Big Because No Other Problems” (August 31) in which it was reported that “Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong said…that the opposition CNRP has only been enjoying so much success in its recent campaign against Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia because no other problems exist in the country.”
Based on the audio transcript of his interview that is available at the information department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, I wish to set the record straight as follows:
During his interview with a group of reporters after his lecture at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia on August 30, 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said “because the economic and social development is clearly seen by everybody, so the opposition has no pretext to attack the government. Therefore, the opposition has used the border issue as the only subject for its campaign to attack the government.”
The allegation “opposition CNRP has only been enjoying so much success in its recent campaign” reported in the aforementioned article has absolutely no basis in fact and is a sheer fabrication.
Chum Sounry, undersecretary of state and spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation