All Knucklehead Day Award Twenty Two
Our twenty second winner of the day is Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. He gets the award for the following.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian's prime minister said Tuesday he was severing ties with his adopted daughter, who is a lesbian, but appealed to people not to discriminate against gays.Do as I say, not as I do. What an excellent example for the people of his country. That Hun sen doesn't think his cutting ties with his gay daughter is discrimination, isn't just dumb, it qualifies him to be our twenty second Knucklehead of the Day.
"My adopted daughter now has a wife. I'm quite disappointed," Hun Sen said.
He made the rare revelation about his closely guarded family life during a public speech at a student graduation ceremony.
Hun Sen said he plans to file a civil court case to disown his adopted daughter so that she cannot claim any inheritance from his family.
"We are concerned that she might one day cause us trouble ... and try to stake her claim for a share of our assets," he said.
The prime minister and his wife Bun Rany have three sons and two other daughters. He said they adopted their third daughter in the mid 80's when she was 18 days old. She has carried his family name "Hun" just like his biological children. Hun Sen did not reveal her given name.
Although he is cutting ties with her, Hun Sen said he was not discriminating against gays and appealed to society to show respect for them.
"Most of them are good people and are not doing alcohol, drugs or racing vehicles," he said.
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