US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

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US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:57 pm

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The Unites States has imposed sanctions on the head of Cambodian Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit for serious human rights abuses.
"As a result of these actions, any property, or interest in property, of those designated today within US jurisdiction is blocked," the US Treasury said.
The sanctions announcement cited a 2015 attack by three Prime Minister's Bodyguard Unit (PMBU) members on two opposition politicians.

The MPs were dragged out of their cars and beaten in front of the Parliament, as police and the public watched on.

"In the 2015 incident, only three members of the PMBU were sent to jail after they confessed to participating in an attack on opposition lawmakers, and were promoted upon their release," the US Treasury said.
It also noted a 1997 attack, in which four hand grenades were thrown into a crowd surrounding then-opposition leader Sam Rainsy, killing at least 16 people.

American citizen Ron Abney was wounded by shrapnel in the attack.
An FBI investigation found the attackers escaped towards HE's compound, running through a perimeter of bodyguard unit soldiers who then stopped people from chasing the attackers.
"I hope also the HE regime reconsiders its actions including the release of opposition leader Kem Sokha," she said, referring to her father.
Beijing's financial and political support has allowed HE to largely ignore diplomatic pressure from other nations to reform.

As a result, the elections next month are a foregone conclusion — HE's Cambodian People's Party will win easily.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm

This article might be a bit clearer.
U.S. sanctions Cambodia PM's top bodyguard over rights abuses
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1 hour ago, 13 June 2018

The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit for alleged human rights abuses, the first member of the leader's inner circle to be blacklisted by Washington.

General Hing Bun Hieng, head of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit (PMBU), was sanctioned for "being the leader of an entity involved in serious human rights abuse," the U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday.

The sanctioning of a HE loyalist comes amid increasingly strained relations between Washington and Phnom Penh. In March, HE accused the United States of lying when Washington blamed Cambodia's military and other entities for recent political instability and suspended their aid.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:17 am

Hing Bun Heang sanctioned by the US
13 June 2018
The United States has sanctioned General Hing Bun Heang, commander of Prime Minister HE’s bodyguard unit for his alleged involvement in human rights abuses, including a US citizen...
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Gen Bun Heang flatly denied he committed human rights abuse and deposited money in the US.

“I think the United States has quickly blocked me, but I don’t have money in the bank [in the U.S]. I have only a stupa. I have built 12 temples, schools and irrigation system for our people,” Gen Bun Heang said.

“I have no money deposited in the US’s bank at all,” Gen Bun Heang said.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 am

If it was me, I would show my bank statement to prove I have no money in my account.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by Kammekor » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:49 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:17 am
Hing Bun Heang sanctioned by the US

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Gen Bun Heang fatly denied he committed human rights abuse and deposited money in the US.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:36 am

The General has a message for US nationals in Cambodia.

General vows to suppress rebels after sanctions
15 June 2018
General Hing Bun Hieng, commander of Prime Minister HE’s Bodyguard Unit, yesterday vowed to suppress any US nationals tied to a colour revolution attempt in the wake of the US slapping him with financial sanctions.

Gen Bun Hieng issued a personal statement yesterday in response to the sanctions, which were announced on Tuesday over his alleged involvement in multiple attacks on unarmed Cambodians for many years, including in 2013 at Wat Phnom and in 2015 in front of the National Assembly, where CNRP lawmakers were beaten.

Gen Bun Hieng flatly denied that he committed the human rights violations, and noted that he did not have any assets in the US.

“I am ready to fight back at any American who do not respect the sovereignty of an independent country and have ambition to invade my country and incite traitors inside Cambodia,” Gen Bun Hieng said.

“I am ready to prevent traitors and opposition groups who have intended to create a colour revolution in Cambodia, which foreigners are behind,” Gen Bun Hieng said.

The US has been accused of colluding with former CNRP leader Kem Sokha to topple the government through a colour revolution.
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by Felgerkarb » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:15 am

FFS. /facepalm
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by bolueeleh » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:54 am

this is getting dangerous for US citizens in KoW, now they cld be unfairly profiled for various minor infractions, US government hv made it dangerous for its citizen to live or stay here :facepalm:
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Re: US hits Cambodia Prime Minister HE's bodyguard unit head with sanctions

Post by Artful Dodger » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:59 am

KoW is already kicking out some US people
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