Rainsy’s vow to return to Cambodia reignites rivalry with Hun Sen

Bangkok – Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he will return from France on Nov. 9 to his Southeast Asian homeland, where he faces jail time of 15 years or more.

The return would renew one of the world’s longest-running political rivalries. Prime Minister Hun Sen, in office since 1985, and Mr. Rainsy have tangled for more than a quarter-century, with the opposition leader twice going into extended periods of exile.

“Let us return to take back our homes, our land and our country from Hun Sen!” a defiant Mr. Rainsy told a rally of his Cambodia National Rescue Party last month in Australia, vowing to bring a delegation of party leaders and some 2 million Cambodian migrant workers with him when he goes home. “Don’t let him rob them from us.”

In full: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/1/sam-rainsy-vow-to-return-to-cambodia-reignites-riv/

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