Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) greets commune councillors at a polling station in Kandal province on February 25, 2018. / AFP / Khem SOVANNARA
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Cambodia's prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016 .The White House said on Tuesday it was suspending or curtailing several Treasury, USAID and military assistance programs that support Cambodia's military, taxation department and local authorities -- all of which, it said, shared blame for recent political instability.In his first public comments since the announced aid suspension, Prime Minister Hun Sen accused U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt of lying, saying aid cuts to Cambodia's tax department were made in 2016 .
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