Cambodian Government Dismisses Concerns Over Dual Citizenship Of Party Members

Cambodian People’s Party Senator Sok Eysan characterized dual citizenship as a means to easily travel overseas and were not indicative of any apprehensions with living in Cambodia.

The Cambodian government has brushed aside questions raised over the dual citizenship status of government officials and a Hun Sen family member, revealed last week in an investigative report.

The government was responding to a news report that Hun Sen’s niece Hun Kimleng and her family, which includes National Police chief and close Hun Sen ally Neth Savoeun, had obtained or applied for Cypriot nationality using an investment-to-citizenship scheme.

The Reuters investigation cited Cypriot government documents that revealed that Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth and Cambodian People’s Party Senator Lau Meng Khin had also applied for citizenship in Cyprus, these applications coinciding with a democratic backslide in Cambodia.

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