Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said that his country “will not bow down to any advice from foreigners” as he prepares to head to Geneva, where he is expected to address a United Nations human rights session on July 4 about Cambodia’s human rights progress.
In a ceremony to transfer the management of a school for blind, deaf and mute children from local NGO Krousar Thmey to the ministry of education’s supervision, Hun Sen made indirect references to the pressures from the European Union to suspend its Everything But Arms trade preferences for Cambodia in exchange for the restoration of the country’s civic and political rights.
During his speech, the Cambodian leader indirectly criticized the EU’s own human rights situation as declining compared to forty years ago while Cambodia’s human rights are getting better.
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