The 5-7July, 1997 coup lead by 2nd Prime Minister Hun Sen toppled the democratically elected government lead by the royalist party, FUNCINPEC.
For the past 15 years, the savage killing of officials and innocent civilians by forces backed by the 2nd prime minister remain unresolved.
Senator Kong Korm reiterates the call for justice and the Sam Rainsy Party stance for national reconciliation as the only solution for peace and development. In his words at this 15th anniversary of the 1997 coup:”Hun Sen only knows destruction and elimination of his opponents as solution to conflict. Sam Rainsy as prime minister in 2013 will seek peaceful resolution for national reconciliation and the promotion of peace for our people “.