Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken his authoritarian rule to Europe, telling his supporters in Belgium that opposition groups “could not get rid of the Hun family even in another 500 lifetimes” while justifying a long-running and harsh crackdown on dissent.
According to a dispatch from the pro-government Fresh News, Hun Sen said those who wanted to get rid of him lacked the competency to compete with him. The report added: “He does not consider them stupid. Yet they can continue to be smart like that.”
“What do you really want from us? Will you be happy if you can get rid of [the] ‘Hun’ family? You cannot do anything to me even in 500 lifetimes,” Hun Sen said.