Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 24 – Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen urged all armed forces to take immediate actions against the rebels who attempted to overthrow the legitimate government without awaiting orders, speaking at the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Headquarter on Thursday.
Armed forces are obligated to protect the nation; hence, shall obstruct all types of rebels whether in the city or forest.
“We must destroy immediately without awaiting orders those who attempted to grab power without election, an act of violating the Constitution of Cambodia,” the premier stated.
“Armed forces can only be neutral to political parties, not rebels,” he underlined, adding that: “I prefer 4-5 deaths than the million deaths like in the past.”
Even though Cambodian armed forces are small and inferior, Cambodia is still capable in protecting the legitimate government.
Strongman of Cambodia called on army to train hard to develop their capacity.
“Incapable army could not control the modern military equipment that Cambodia possesses, he said. “It’s better to sweat on the training ground than bleed on the battlefield.”