Friday, August 11, 2017

Cambodia Accuses Laos Of 'Border Invasion'

Reuters: Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilizing troops

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen accused neighboring Laos on Friday of sending troops into Cambodian land in April and said they must leave by an Aug. 17 deadline and that he was mobilizing soldiers to the border area.

Hun Sen said at a ceremony in Phnom Penh about 30 soldiers from Laos had crossed into the area and that some of them remained there during daytime. He said he had been in touch with the government in Laos.

"I can no longer keep patience," Hun Sen said. "It's not right that we fight each other but if they don't withdraw, we must do it ... We don't declare war, we just ask to get our own land back."

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More News On Cambodia Accusing Laos Of A 'Border Invasion'

Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over 'border invasion' -- AFP
Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over 'invasion' -- Al Jazeera
Prime Minister Gives Laos Troops 6 Days to Leave Border Area -- Cambodia Daily

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

This is a new development at least to me.

Can anyone explain to me why?

I bet Laos has much undeveloped land. Why risk war? You'll just get further behind?

China fought Vietnam over Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia.

I am not saying that Vietnam did not have cause.

Is Cambodia still a Chinese 'ally' now that the pot bellied dictator is dead?