Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 25 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has reacted to a Facebook comment of the extreme opposition, criticizing the premier for cancelling ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit to take care of his mother-in-law.

"You do not even love your mother, how could you take care of people," the premier responded in a Facebook comment made on Monday.

“I want to inform all of you [the opposition] that you could not even lead a small party or village, as all of you lack virtue and morality," the premier wrote.

"How can you love and care for the people when you do not even love your mother. When I am in hard time, you bring issues to me. You deserve jails when you violated the laws. Your behavior led to the dissolution of the party and imprisonment because no national unity spirit; always destroying the nation."

On 23 November, the premier requested for apologies from ASEAN-Korea leaders, saying he needs time with family to take care of his ill mother-in-law.

"I am having a hard time, for my mother-in-law is in emergency. The event happens when I prepare to depart for ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and the First Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, ROK," the premier wrote.

"To fulfill duty as a son, i have no choices other than requesting for apologies from President Moon Jae-in and ASEAN Chairman Prayuth Chan-o-cha for missing such important meetings. Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn will be my special envoy," he added.

The premier also requested for an understanding from Cambodian students, workers, and businesspeople who prepared to welcome him on 24 November.