The opposition CNRP on Wednesday sought to reassure critics who have labeled the party xenophobic or racist, releasing a statement clarifying for the first time their position as a peaceful and tolerant party. “The CNRP opposes violence, racism, xenophobia and discrimination,” the statement says, adding somewhat ambiguously that the party intends to “address issues related to the presence of foreigners in Cambodia via measures furthering the aims of the 1991 Paris Agreements.” The CNRP had been criticized for its use of racially charged, anti-Vietnamese rhetoric to win political points in the run-up to the election, which has stoked
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