Cambodia’s Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

Phnom Penh – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia which ended Pol Pot’s genocidal “killing fields” regime.

In the remarks, which have stirred Cold War animosity and drawn a strong response from Vietnam, Lee referred to the Vietnamese action to oust Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime and install a new government as an “invasion” and “occupation”, terms to which both Vietnam and Cambodia object.

Lee made the comments in a tribute to Thailand’s former prime minister, General Prem Tinsulanonda, who died last month.

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