Hun Sen Says Son Is ‘Possible Future Leader’ of Cambodia

Lieutenant General Hun Manet is now serving as the chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces after he was appointed last month to replace long-time commander Meas Sophea.

Phnom Penh – Prime Minister Hun Sen has for the first time publicly suggested that his eldest son, Hun Manet, could succeed him as leader of Cambodia in an interview with Japanese media.

In an interview with the Japanese news agency Kyodo, Hun Sen reportedly said Manet would be a “possible future leader” of Cambodia.

Despite criticism from the international community over his government’s crackdown on the opposition and civil society, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party won all seats in parliamentary elections in July.

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