Cambodian envoy sent home over West Philippine Sea comments
By Fatima Reyes, Tarra Quismundo
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Friday, August 10th, 2012
MANILA, Philippines — Cambodian Ambassador to Manila Hos Sereythonh has been recalled by Phnom Penh following his remarks charging the Philippines and Vietnam of “dirty politics” in purportedly pressuring the Asean to adopt a united stand on the West Philippine Sea dispute.
DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said Friday morning that the Cambodian Foreign Ministry and the Cambodian Embassy in Manila separately informed DFA of the envoy’s recall.
The Philippines summoned Hos last week over his published remarks lashing out at Manila and Hanoi for being “inflexible” in July’s Asean ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh.