Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry Rejects Suthep Thaugsuban’s Accusation

AKP Phnom Penh, January 27, 2014 —

Cambodia’s Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Koy Kuong rejected this afternoon the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) Chief Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban’s accusation over a gun attack on anti-Thai government protests.

“Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban was quoted by Thai Media as saying that the gun attack on anti-Thai government protests yesterday may be related to Cambodian gunmen. I would like to totally reject this comment,” H.E. Koy Kuong said.

“This is an exaggeration and a foolish accusation,” he underlined.

According to H.E. Koy Kuong, this is the second time that Thai media published false information about Cambodia. The first time was on Jan. 22 when they quoted a high-ranking navy official as claiming that there are a lot of Cambodian workers entering Thailand to join the demonstrations against anti-Thai government protests in Bangkok, but the Thai Foreign Ministry itself rejected this information.

So far, Cambodian workers in Thailand have been working hard for their respective enterprises, and the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok as well as the General Consulate in Sa Kaeo have also recommended all the workers to stay away from the protests, not only in Bangkok, but also in other provinces.

By Khan Sophirom

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