Phnom Penh (FN), July 1 – In a reference to suggestions made most recently by self-exiled opposition party’s leader, a senior government official who asked not to be named mocked: “It’s really ridiculous that a person who is in jail has set conditions for the prison guards. What a stupid man!”

The official said the fact that Sam Rainsy, President of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, has set two conditions for the government, is just like a scenario in which a man who is about to drown trying to set conditions to either the men who can swim or who are on the river bank. That’s absurd!” How could the man that has been sentenced by the court in Cambodia but is on the run to avoid the imprisonment and then tries to set conditions for other people to accept, the official added.

Reaction by the official came after the opposition leader, in the morning of July 1, 2016, set up two conditions for the Cambodia government leader in regard of international assistance, one of which is for the current Cambodian leaders to change performances and refrain from suppressing their people and no more human rights abuse etc.