Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor,
The Press and Quick Reaction Unit (PRU) of the Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) demands vigorously that the Bangkok Post, which is a professional newspaper, to publish immediately a correction to the misquoted article under the title: “Court slaps 2 Thais with spying charge,” published on 11 January 2011 at 12:00AM in the Newspaper section: News, stating that “...... Hun Sen said that on the night of December 29, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya called him about 10 times, but he did not answer the phone.” This was in fact wrong, misleading, and speculative, which led to create confusion and misunderstanding between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Thai Royal Government. 

The truth is that Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, in his address during the degree conferment at the National Institute of Education on the 10th January, 2011, had clearly stated that "... He had found about 10 missed international incoming calls in his mobile phone on the night of December 29, 2010. He failed to answer those calls given the fact that he had earlier set his cell phone on silent mode".Prime Minister Hun Sen did not reveal who were trying to call him, especially he did not say even a single word referring to the name of Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya.  

To put the record straight, the Press and Quick Reaction Unit (PRU) insists that a correction must be published immediately the clarified article on the same page so that the Thai and international public could obtain the factual situation on the ground in order to help them to make their proper opinions concerning the arrests and charges of the 7 Thai trespassers who had illegally intruded into Cambodian territory on December 29, 2010.

Phnom Penh January 11, 2011
The Press and Quick Reaction Unit

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