The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is committed to continue promoting democracy, but to oppose those who use democracy for political benefit, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, CPP Honorary President, declared at a meeting to mark the party’s 63rd founding anniversary (June 28, 1951-June 28, 2014).
CPP Vice President, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, was also present at the celebration held here this morning at CPP headquarters.
“CPP drives further to raise high democracy and human rights within the legal framework that provides real interest to people of all strata, political forces and socio-economic development process. At the same time, we oppose action of parties or circles that are disguising themselves under banner of democracy and human rights only for their own political interests,” Samdech Heng Samrin told thousands of CPP members.
CPP wishes to reaffirm its position in welcoming encouragement from outside to the process of democratization in Cambodia as well as resolving internal problem of Cambodia, however it will not consider acceptable any interference into Cambodian internal affairs, he said.
Cambodia used to be a victim and lost a great deal because of outside interference, said Samdech Heng Samrin, adding that they were painful experiences, therefore CPP will not allow rewriting of such history on the Cambodian motherland.
“Over the past 150 years, we had so little opportunity for national development, The rest of time was for suffering and shamefulness from losing dignity, destructive war to indescribable tragedy. We cannot loss opportunity no more. We must hold on this chance for development by ourselves. Anything different to that would have us placed in instability, division and poverty that no one would know when we could liberate ourselves,” he underlined.
“CPP appeals to all compatriots and all political parties and circles, despites their different political tendency, to refrain themselves from actions that may lead to division and to join action under the constitution for the sake of our nation,” he said.
On the occasion, Samdech Heng Samrin also stressed that CPP continues to expand faithful cooperation with all political forces and patriotic circles aimed at strengthening social harmonization while mobilizing positive perceptions and actions from diverse sources into a common social movement for the construction and defense of the motherland.