Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy vowed again on Friday to go back to Cambodia after more than three years abroad, defying threats by ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen to arrest him but declining to set a clear date for his return.

“My plan is to return to Cambodia in 2019,” the president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, now banned by court order in Cambodia but active outside the country, told RFA’s Khmer Service in a conversation on Skype from his self-imposed exile in Paris.

“I won’t travel home alone, though,” Sam Rainsy said.

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