Cambodia’s Hun Sen alleges plot to kidnap him

Prime minister says he is ready to sacrifice up to 200 people to maintain peace.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused an opposition group of plotting to kidnap him and warned he is prepared to sacrifice up to 200 people in order to maintain peace as this country gears-up for national elections next month.

“The government must take strict measures to protect 17 million citizens. I would like to announce I am not afraid to sacrifice 100 to 200 people to protect the peace for the whole nation,” Hun Sen said.

Hun Sen did not name the group, but has previously accused the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) of plotting to overthrow his government, resulting in the arrests and jailing of more than 100 people.

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