28th Feb. 2008
By San Suwit
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer to English by Khmerization
Originally posted at http://khmerization.blogspot.com
The Prime minister dismissed those accusations as “stupid lies”.
But leader of the opposition party has said in the past that many foreigners have taken up Khmer citizenship and therefore they can still buy lands in Cambodia.
In relation to the sale of lands to foreigners, Prime Minister Hun Sen has said on Wednesday, in a ceremony to inaugurate the foundation of a Buddhist temple at Wat Tuol Preah Reachea, Po Ban Sub-District, Koh Thom District, Kandal Province, that the accusations is a sad saga.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said: “I think that the topic of land sales to foreigners is a sad topic and it is a topic which is insulting to our own race. What can we do because our ancestors have only left that much lands to us? What we need to protect is what was inscribed in the constitution. That is enough! Some people want to reclaim Kampuchea Krom. Please go! At one occasion I have told them that: if you want to take back Kampuchea Krom, you can go. I don’t have the capacity to take it back but I will provide the coffins for your burial.”