The Japanese Embassy on Wednesday denied that it had approved a loan to the cash-strapped national side of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, contradicting a statement by a government spokesman on Tuesday. “The Government of Japan doesn’t intend to contribute to the Cambodian side of the budget as it is the obligation of the Cambodian government to pay to the national side of the budget,” a statement released Wednesday by the Japanese Embassy states. “However, Ambassador [Yuji] Kumamaru mentioned that the Government of Japan is considering if it can provide a part of the Japanese contribution to the international
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