Rainsy claims EU is to cut ties with Cambodia

rainsy claims eu is to cut ties with cambodia Rainsy claims EU is to cut ties with Cambodia Rainsy claims EU is to cut ties with Cambodia

Will the European Union (EU) cut ties with Cambodia? That question is shaping up to be among the bigger ones being asked ahead of the July 29 national elections.

After severely criticising the government’s human rights record, its shuttering of independent news outlets and the court-dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the EU will almost assuredly withdraw from most of the agreements it has made with the Kingdom, or so says the former CNRP president, Sam Rainsy.

In a two-minute video clip posted on Tuesday, Rainsy, who was speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, after meeting EU leaders, said he was told by those at the meeting that Prime Minister Hun Sen had gone to lengths to damage relations between it and Cambodia.

“At the European Parliament, I just met with the EU’s leaders, who told me that Hun Sen’s government has broken cooperation agreements, which required Cambodia to follow the democratic path.