The Ministry of Defense released a statement Wednesday condemning an opposition party spokesman for allegedly “looking down on” Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government and the armed forces. The statement, dated Tuesday, attacked CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann for comments made to the media on January 23, in which he referred to the current CPP government as “illegal” and added that “troops that serve the illegal government are also illegal.” “The Defense Ministry denies and absolutely condemns words that look down on and discredit the reputation of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces,” the statement said. “Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry appeals
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