២៤ កក្កដា ២០១៩ / 24 July 2019 - Hun Sen's turnabout concerning visa ban for Members of the European Parliament (*)
បន្ទាប់ពីហាមឃាត់ តំណាងរាស្ត្រអឺរ៉ុប ៦ រូប មិនឲ្យអមដំណើរលោក សម រង្ស៊ី ពេលលោកវិលត្រឡប់មកកម្ពុជាវិញ ឥឡូវលោក ហ៊ុន សែន ថយក្រោយវិញ ដោយប្រកាសថា ការហាមឃាត់របស់គាត់ គឺជាព័ត៌មានមិនពិត។ ភាសាត្រឡប់ត្រឡិនបែបនេះ របស់លោក ហ៊ុន សែន សឲ្យឃើញថាគាត់កំពុងតែទទួលសម្ពាធអន្តរជាតិ កាន់តែខ្លាំងឡើង ហើយក៏ជាជោគជ័យមួយដ៏ធំធេង សម្រាប់អ្នកប្រជាធិបតេយ្យទូទាំងពិភពលោក។
(*) After Hun Sen ordering Cambodian embassies throughout the world on July 3 to deny entry visa to the six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who have pledged to accompany Sam Rainsy when he returns to Cambodia in the near future after four years of forced exile (listen to Hun Sen's speech with English translation in this video), and after the issuing on July 15 of an instruction note from Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon to all Cambodian ambassadors and consuls to effectively deny entry visa to the six MEPs (whose names and photos are attached to the note), the Hun Sen regime on July 18 denied it has ever blacklisted the six MEPs. It strangely "dismissed a media report claiming Cambodia has placed six MEPs on a blacklist as 'completely fake news'.”
Following a petition organised by Liberal International in solidarity with the six MEPs and thanks to increasing international pressure to restore democracy in Cambodia, this turnabout by the Hun Sen regime represents a big victory for all democrats worldwide.
This is what Hun Sen says in the video:
“There are six Members of [the European] Parliament who reportedly would accompany someone [Sam Rainsy] going back to Cambodia. I want to specify that any Cambodian citizens have the right to enter Cambodia. Nobody can prevent them from doing so. They can come any time. But for foreigners, normally they have to ask for a visa. But if I don’t give it to you, you’d better not come [threatening tone], try to do it and you will see what would happen to you. Let those Members of Parliament accompany the guy [Sam Rainsy], I will not do anything to them, but they first need a visa to be stamped [on their passports] before entering [Cambodia]. Send us your names! Send us your names! You will facilitate our work. [Cambodian] embassies all over the world, when you see the names of those Members of Parliament, don’t give them the visas! That’s it!”
Breaking news (moving banner): Prime Minister Hun Sen threatens to arrest convict Sam Rainsy and to throw him in jail if he comes to Cambodia. As for those foreigners who would accompany him but have no entry visa, they will not be allowed to enter the country.
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