Rainsy: Now is the right time to return to Cambodia

Geraldine Tong

Modified 13 Nov 2019, 4:14 am

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy says it is the right time for him to return to his home country due to a unique combination of internal and external pressures facing the Cambodian government.

Rainsy, who spoke to reporters outside the parliament guardhouse today, said the internal pressure comes from calls for a popular uprising.

"I have called for a popular uprising, a peaceful uprising. The Cambodian authorities were prepared for a crackdown but I have called upon the army not to shoot at civilians and innocent people," he said...

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