Kandal (FN), Jun. 22 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made it clear that as long as the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) still exists, the opposition group must wait until next life to run the country, addressing at the construction site of the new international airport located in Kandal province on Monday.

“While Hun Sen and the CPP are here, you [the opposition] have to wait until next life,” the premier underlined.

“When I am still leading the country, who could replace me? Among the CPP, no one wants to be prime minister. Only the opposition party members want to be Cambodia’s leader. But you have to wait until next life,” he continued.

Strongman of Cambodia also urged the opposition groups to learn to observe the CPP closely.

The CPP will inaugurate the new headquarter in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on 28 June 2020 with a cost of USD 30 million, funded by voluntary contributions from CPP members nationwide.

“The CPP’s vision is not just for two or three years, but for the next 50 or 100 years,” the premier said, adding, “We invest on infrastructure and human resource building. We are not the short-serving leader like all of you.”

“Never underestimate Hun Sen government, and Hun Sen's ability to solve problems. Otherwise, Hun Sen will not stand out in Cambodian politics for 41 years; 26-year-old becoming a minister and 32-year-old as prime minister and has led [the country] for more than 35 years. ”

“Now the Royal Government of Cambodia is saving money, and currently has over USD 3.5 billion in cash. The opposition has fundraised a lot of money from supporters to do this and that but we never see the results, so where does the money go?” the premier taunted the opposition group.