Australia hostage died in Cambodia as part of Hun Sen’s Power Play

Govt kidnap policy: necessary or ‘fatal’? – AP, September 20, 2012
…He said ambassadors were shown a case of $US150,000 cash and release of the hostages was scheduled to take place on August 20 but the plan was derailed.
“(Deputy prime minister) Hun Sen wanted to stop the release so (prime minister) Ranariddh wouldn’t get the credit for it, so on the morning of the 20th, he bombarded the camp,” said Mr Gaisford.
Hun Sen mounted a coup against Mr Ranariddh years later…

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