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CNRP official summonsed by court

The Cambodia National Rescue Party’s Phnom Penh campaign manager Morn Phalla has been summonsed for questioning over a clash between opposition supporters and a motorist in the week before the June 4 commune elections.

According to a summons issued yesterday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Deputy Prosecutor Sieng Sok, the opposition official has been called to appear at the capital’s Meanchey district police station for questioning on July 17.

Citing a report by police in Meachey district, where the incident occurred, the letter states that the case is related to “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” and cites articles 37, 94 and 114 of the Criminal Code.

The summons refers to a clash on May 27 between CNRP supporters and Sek Samon, who the group accused of driving the wrong way on a road near their rally. Samon has denied any wrongdoing, and an opposition spokesman previously suggested the complainant was a provocateur.

Phalla, who was not involved in the incident, said yesterday he had yet to receive the summons but his lawyer had met with police to discuss the incident.

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