Cambodia’s Hun Sen and CNRP Chief Kem Sokha Meet After Funeral

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday after the former head of the banned party, now on trial for treason, sent condolences over the death of Hun Sen’s mother-in-law and attended her funeral, media sources said.

Reports in the government-aligned online Fresh News service did not say whether political issues were raised during the 50-minute meeting, however, and RFA attempts to reach Kem Sokha for comment were unsuccessful Tuesday.

“My wife and I are saddened by the death on May 4 of Samdeach’s mother-in-law Bun Seangly, and we would like to offer our condolences,” Kem Sokha, the former head of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party, wrote on his Facebook page on Monday, using an honorific form of address for the long-ruling Cambodian prime minister.

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