Cambodian PM brands Sam Rainsy a traitor for king insults

Hun Sen tells supporters to cut ties with exiled opposition leader.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has told supporters of Sam Rainsy to cut all ties with him after the opposition leader in exile claimed King Norodom Sihamoni had “no national conscience at all, after Hun Sen” and that “the King of Cambodia betrayed the nation.”

Sam Rainsy’s comments were released on a video by the semi-official Fresh News after he was sentenced in absentia to life behind bars and stripped of all political rights for promising to cede four provinces to Vietnamese Montagnards ahead of elections in 2013.

“The king betrays the nation, for his actions contributed to handing over Cambodian land to foreigners,” Sam Rainsy said, according to Fresh News.

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