Wednesday, 09 December 2009 04:28 DAP-NEWS
(Posted by CAAI News Media)
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday blasted the political opposition and ambassadors his inimitable style for their criticism of the Cambodian Government.
He lambasted those who “never acknowledge the achievements of the Government,” preferring to claim instead that “Cambodia is destroyed.”
“They are afraid of saying the truth. No one is blinder than the one who has eyes, but does not see, and no one is more deaf than the one has good hearing but does not listen,” the premier said.
“In the eyes of some ambassadors and political persons, they claim that Cambodia is a place of penalty as the government adopts laws against bad persons, but the Government is being criticized by this group,” said Hun Sen during the graduation ceremony for 40 Cambodians and foreigners at the National Institute of Education.
The premier’s remarks were not welcomed by an opposition lawmaker, who claimed the PM was just repeating the same tired criticisms. “I do not want to say something as he says this again and again,” Keo Sovannaroth, Sam Rainsy Party Secretary General, told DAP News Cambodia on Tuesday.
Yem Panharith, a Human Rights Party lawmaker, stated that “We see what the Government is doing and has achieved, but the Government has to proceed transparently with its projects so as not to create corruption.”