Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia’s army has reacted with scorn to a press release via the USA that it has blacklisted crucial senior military officer over human rights abuses, blockading his get right of entry to to any property within the U.S.
The Treasury Division introduced sanctions Tuesday in opposition to Gen. Bun Hieng, commander of Cambodia’s Top Minister Bodyguard Unit, which it mentioned have been engaged in critical human rights violations for no less than the previous 21 years, together with a 1997 incident during which a U.S. citizen gained shrapnel wounds.
A Cambodian Protection Ministry observation issued Wednesday expressed remorseful about for the U.S. motion, which it known as silly, unjust and no longer sponsored via any proof.
Bun Hieng informed The Related Press that he had no longer dedicated human rights abuses and held no assets in the USA.