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Government spokesman Phay Siphan speaks at a press conference at the Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh on November 21, 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Gov’t Discourages Terrifying EBA News Reports

Government spokesman Phay Siphan on Thursday appealed to media outlets to stop seeing the potential loss of duty-free trade with the E.U. as “an evil that is terrifying for Cambodia.”

Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Angela Corcoran and CNRP president Kem Sokha outside his Phnom Penh home on November 12, 2019 (Sanh Bun Hoeun/VOD)

EU: ‘We Expect’ Kem Sokha’s Full Release

Government spokesman Phay Siphan rejected the notion that Cambodia would alter its approach to politics under the pressure of possible trade sanctions, as diplomatic meetings continued on Wednesday at the newly released opposition leader’s Phnom Penh home.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan at the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh (file photo)

Government Spokesman Accuses US of Backing Rainsy-Led ‘Terrorism’

The dissolved opposition party has reorganized and raised funds in the U.S., a situation that amounts to U.S. support for a “terrorist movement,” government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Thursday, the morning after the new U.S. ambassador to Cambodia landed in Phnom Penh.