On 16th July 2013, Assoc. Prof. Thida Tavonseth, President of the United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) along with other co-leaders such as Mr. Somwang Utsarasri, Prof. Jarun Ditta-Apichai and Mr. Wunchana Gurddee, attended the funeral ceremony of Mr. Hun Neang, father of the current Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, in Phnom Phen. The group was greeted at the Cambodia International Airport by a welcoming party from the Cambodian government and was later escorted to PM Hun Sen’s house, near the Vimean Akareach (Independent Monument), for the memorial service.
The President of the UDD met with Gen. Tea Banh, the Defense minister of Cambodia and explained to the minister the reasons why other UDD co-leaders (namely Dr. Weng, Mr. Nattawut and Mr. Jatuporn) cannot attend the ceremony because of courts orders to stays within the country until their trial are finalized. She also expressed her condolence to the PM Hun Sen’s family and thank you the Cambodian officials on the behalf of the UDD for their warm hospitality.