Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 26 - The Ministry of National Defense issued a statement on 26 January 2019 to strongly condemn the appeal of former opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy for inciting Cambodian army to rise against the legitimate government.

According to the statement, the ministry declared that any actions supporting the appeal of Rainsy is illegal and shall be cracked down to maintain security, social order, and peace for the motherland.