Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 4 - Kong Korm, former president of the Sam Rainsy Party, said that those who are concerned about the withdrawal of EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme from Cambodia tried to pollute the society and intimidate the workers, speaking in an interview with Vayo radio on Sunday.

He added that EBA is granted to under developed countries, but Cambodian economy is developing.

“It won’t be strange if EU will withdraw EBA, as Cambodia’s economy is growing,” Korm said.

Recently, the chairmen of the international chambers of commerce, including the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, the French Cambodian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFC), the German Companies Group in Cambodia (ADW), North European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (NordCham), and Italian Business Association in Cambodia addressed a special letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, European Trade Commissioner, in the protest against the withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) schemes from Cambodia, saying long term EU trade in Cambodia.

On top of EBA topic, Korm also stated that Cambodia’s July election was held real, countering what the former Cambodia National Rescue Party’s statement saying the election “fake”.