Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 8 – Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), General Sao Sokha, has sent a message to former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, saying that “suicide is the last option to avoid political embarrassment and failure.”

The message was delivered shortly after convict Sam Rainsy announced in Paris, France, on 7 November 2019, to postpone his repatriation to Cambodia.

In his 14-min voice message Fresh News received on Friday, General Sao Sokha also mentioned the government's major achievements, including:

(1) At least 83 percent of the eligible voters casted their votes on general elections held on 29 July 2018. If the people hated the government, they would not have voted.

(2) After the National Assembly granted vote of confidence, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the United Nations General Assembly meeting, and delivered the keynote address as one of the legitimate member of the United Nations.

(3) The premier, on his official visits to the United States and Europe, had received a warm welcome from the Cambodian people living there.

(4) At the regional summit, especially at the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have warmly welcomed and been cooperative at the Cambodia’s request to prevent illegal insurgents led by convict Sam Rainsy.

These are clear evidence that the Khmer people are willing to live with full peace under the wise leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to Gen. Sao Sokha.