Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 26 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced not to tolerate Ho Vann, a former lawmaker of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who ordered the protests in front of the Chinese Embassy on 23 October 2020.
The premier spoke Monday at the groundbreaking ceremony of two bridges connecting Koh Pich to Koh Norea and Koh Norea to National Road 1.
“I will not tolerate any groups that protested on 23 October 2020 in front of the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh,” he said.
In addition to warning Ho Vann, Prime Minister Hun Sen also warned other former members of the opposition and Ho Vann's wife for involving in this protest.
“You [Ho Vann] are a rebel leader who is living overseas. Stop leading others to jail. While you are living free overseas, your family is in Phnom Penh.”
“Hopefully, Ho Vann's wife does not distribute money to protesters,” he said.
The premier also recalled when Ho Van ordered the protests on Veng Sreng Street in 2013 at 2:00 a.m, and warned not to tolerate Ho Vann.
On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords on 23 October 2020, a small group of about 20 CNRP activists protested against the Chinese Embassy under direct orders from Ho Vann, who allegedly accused China has set up military bases in Cambodia.