(Phnom Penh): The Ministry of National Defense wrote in a press release to condemn the US for imposing sanction on the head of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit.
“The Cambodia’s Ministry of Defense regretted, denied, and condemned the US Department of the Treasury’s sanction on Cambodian General Hing Bun Hieng by freezing his assets,” wrote in the press release dated 13 June 2018.
The US Department of the Treasury wrote Tuesday that they sanctioned Cambodian General Hing Bun Hieng for engaging in a series of human rights abuses, and was personally implicated in attacks against a number of individuals.
The Ministry of National Defense condemned the sanction as a violation of Cambodia’s laws and sovereignty, calling the sanction unjust and unreasoned. The decision made by the US cannot be accepted.
The ministry also appealed for the US to stop putting sanctions on Cambodia senior military officer without reasons.