Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 19 – Cambodian National Assembly felt badly wronged and deeply disappointed by a few US lawmakers who called for unjust punitive actions against the current Cambodian government for what they labelled as “deterioration of human rights and democracy in Cambodia.

“The letter published online dated 16 November 2020 addressed to the Honorable Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this regard is fraught with distorted facts, biased and double standard assertions. Therefore, we are compelled to respond and draw public attention at home and overseas to the reality of Cambodia and truthful facts on Cambodia’s painful and arduous journey to reach the present state of steady socio-economic progress, thanks to peace, stability that we are firmly committed to protect,”  according to statement of the spokesperson of the National Assembly dated 18 November 2020.

Read full statement below.