Phnom Penh (FN), June 18 – Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong told Fresh News Tuesday that convict Sam Rainsy, exiled former opposition leader, lied to the public again.

His statement was made in response to Sam Rainsy's statement on Facebook on 17 June 2019, saying that Sam Rainsy wins over Hor Namhong in two separate legal cases, one in 2011 and in 2016.

"I believe that our people are aware of Rainsy’s propaganda who posted on his Facebook page that I lost him twice. In fact, the French court in 2009 ruled that Sam Rainsy defamed me. In 2010, the French Appeal Court confirmed that Sam Rainsy had defamed me and in 2011, the French Supreme Court announced the verdict, but heartedly forgave Sam Rainsy,” said Hor Namhong.

I have also filed a lawsuit against Sam Rainsy at the Khmer Rouge tribunal for his defamation and incitement. The Cambodian court convicted Sam Rainsy. Therefore, Cambodian court and French court all decided on the same legal basis.

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