The acting president of Cambodia’s opposition party, Sam Rainsy, on Monday promised members of the armed forces “decent salaries and benefits” if they offer him protection when he returns home from exile later this week to lead a “restoration of democracy” in the country, amid threats of arrest.
“In order to express gratitude to all compatriots in the armed forces, I guarantee you a decent salary for your struggle alongside, and your protection of, the Cambodian people in their fight for democracy,” the leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) said in a video shot at his home in Paris, France and posted to his Facebook page.
“We will not only keep your current positions and ranks, but we will also raise your value in society. We will have to make sure you have a decent salary and benefits so that you can live with dignity.”
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