Friday, 21 January 2011

Hun Sen: Cambodia Not to Follow Tunisia's Path

Web Editor: Liu

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will not allow his country to follow any situation as happened in Tunisia.

Delivering speech at inauguration of a hospital in Kompong Cham province, Hun Sen said his country will not follow the same trace of Tunisia.

"I will close the door and hit the dog inside," Hun Sen said, referring to a Cambodian politician who suggested a similar example in Tunisia be practiced in Cambodia.

But, Hun Sen did not name the politician except saying he is staying abroad.

Hun Sen said he came to power through people's votes and he will only lose his power through the same channel. He became the prime minister in 1985, or 26 years since then.

Former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who had ruled the country for 23 years, was ousted from power last week following mass protests from the people. He fled to Saudi Arabia last Saturday.

Hun Sen is vice president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party which won 90 of the total 123-seat parliament in the last general election held in 2008.

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