PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister has derided rumors he suffered a stroke, warning that if he were to die prematurely the country would spin out of control and the opposition could expect trouble from the armed forces.
Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke Tuesday during a visit with disabled people in southern Cambodia. He scotched the rumors on Monday by meeting with former Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo.
Hun Sen also warned the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party that if it did not end its boycott of the National Assembly, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party would act alone until the assembly completes its term. The opposition has made several demands, including early elections and electoral reforms. Hun Sen said he is willing to grant their demand to operate a television station.