Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 10 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that people in the kingdom have rights to freedom of beliefs and of choosing their leaders, which contributes to national development.

“10 December 2019 marks the 71st anniversary of the International Human Rights Day (1948-2019). During the Khmer Rouge Regime (1975-1979), people have no rights at all, not even the right to living, to food, to medical treatment, to education, to vote, to freedom of expression, to marriage, nor employment,” the premier wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

"Today's right to freedom allows people to live, work, practice belief, and choose their leader; right to freedom contributes to Cambodia's further progress," he added.