Faced with attacks by leaders of the opposition party destroying once again culture of dialogue, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following message on Facebook:
“Today, as well as many days so far, I did not want to say anything to cause hostility with anyone as we were celebrating national day and I hold condolence over the death of my first son. I also wanted to create favorable condition for political atmosphere in Cambodia too. Unfortunately, I could hold no more when I faced with insult from a child of a traitor.
Acclaiming victory of opposition party in Myanmar, which Cambodians know as Burma, has prompted the opposition party in Cambodia, who just wrote me an apology on 29 October 2015, to reopen attack on me destroying once again culture of dialogue fixed after the Sar Kheng-Sam Rainsy meeting.
Previously, whenever there was a color revolution bringing about toppling in anyone country, this leader of the opposition party always said it would come to Cambodia very soon. When seeing that color revolutions in those countries brought about war and bloodshed, we rarely hear him talk about color revolutions.
They have appropriated the election victory of the opposition in Myanmar to open attack on Cambodia’s ruling party, the Royal Government, and me. What on earth makes you think that, Your Excellency. On one end, it is Myanmar and on the other end is Cambodia. On another scale, one is in 2015 and another will be in 2018. They are two different contexts, socio-political regimes, and challenges and opportunities. The (general) elections never happened in Myanmar but it did five times already in Cambodia.
Your family parentage could not compare to that of Aung San Sukyi. One is a patriot while another is a traitor. If there were no rehabilitation of some kind, Your Excellency will go on to be a son of a traitor. Traitor is not name I gave you but the Royal Government of the Sangkum Reastr Niyum of Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk did.
You named me a dictator without hesitation. Today, I call Your Excellency son of a traitor to the country. I do not disgrace your parentage. I only repeated what people of the former generation did on your late father. It is a harsh word for ears in this era of ours but I dare not change history from traitor to patriot or call “a traitor” “Excellency traitor” before any rehabilitation carried out for your late father.
Let me tell Your Excellency that no one in my parentage was a traitor as yours. Leaves do not travel far from tree. I am asking our people for apology and you may judge who really has incited this? If anything were to happen, I should not be the one to get the blame. I have posted this message together with another comparative factsheet, which I got from a source in Facebook, though not full, as background information for your understanding of the differences between Aung San Sukyi and Sam Rainsy. Please forgive me for any typos and choices of word as I am writing this late at night./.