Cambodian PM tells minorities their future is rubber

ERJ staff report (BC)

Phnom Penh – Visiting Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday cajoled indigenous minority members to adopt new technology more readily amid a shift away from traditional ways of life, and extolled the benefits of rubber plantations over their rotational farming methods.

Hun Sen spoke to more than 500 mostly ethnic Tampoun minority members in the province’s Andong Meas district. He also condemned an unnamed foreigner who, he said, had angered him by blaming the government’s promotion of rubber plantations for…

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