Phnom Penh (FN), Jan 19 – Cambodian senior official said Thursday that Global Witness is a fierce international organization.

Phay Siphan, Secretary of State and spokesman of the Office of the Council of Ministers made the statement following Global Witness’s reaction over the attendance of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.

“The World Economic Forum in Davos should not allow Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to host an event aimed at attracting new investment from overseas. More broadly, the meeting of the world’s financial elites should not provide a platform for brutal tyrants to find new international business partners”, Global Witness said in a statement released on Wednesday.

In response, Phay Siphan said Global Witness always incites, falsifies news, and counters the government of Cambodia.

“Global Witness failed many attempts to falsify the report to attack the government. Cambodia is on the right track of peace, stability, and prosperity. The statement by this fierce international organization is nothing besides countering Cambodia’s peace and success,” stated Phay Siphan.

“Cambodia attains economic growth of 7% per annum, and that the U.S ambassador to Cambodia is proud and welcomes the American investments in Cambodia”, he added.