Cambodia Threatens UN Official With Expulsion

Cambodia threatened to expel United Nations Resident Coordinator Douglas Broderick if he continues to interfere with the country’s internal affairs, Xinhua News learned from a statement released by the Cambodian Foreign Ministry on March 20. Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told Broderick in the letter that his office’s comments on an anti-corruption law recently passed by the Cambodian National Assembly were “unwarranted” and a “flagrant and unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Cambodia.”

Hor Hamhong said the resident coordinator office’s mandate does not include offering comments or suggestions on the issue.

“Any further repetition of such a behavior would compel the Royal Government of Cambodia to resort to a ‘Persona non grata’ decision,” the foreign minister added.

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