Cambodian PM urges diaspora to return home

Hun Sen says former opposition supporters will not be prosecuted, calls such fears 'unfounded propaganda'.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on former supporters of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) to return home for the South East Asian Games and Khmer New Year, adding they will not be prosecuted.

According to the pro-government Fresh News, Hun Sen had been told former opposition supporters “did not dare to return home as they will be arrested upon standing on Cambodian soil.”

The Khmer New Year will be celebrated from April 14 to 16, followed by the South East Asian Games on May 5-17, and national elections to be held on July 23.

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