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Police seek couple over anti-government fliers

POLICE say they are pursuing two suspects involved with the distribution of anti-government leaflets in Phnom Penh last week, who are suspected to have ties to the opposition Sam Rainsy Party.

Last week, police said motorbike-taxi driver Hun Piseth, arrested after the leaflets appeared on Wednesday, had confessed to dropping a woman at the SRP’s headquarters after she distributed fliers around Wat Phnom.

Phnom Penh police chief Touch Naruth said yesterday that officials were still investigating the leafletter and her husband. The leaflets accused the government of “selling the nation to Vietnam”.

Touch Naruth said that although the SRP was not being accused of creating the fliers, it could be implicated for helping the suspects. He said that the SRP may have helped transport the pair to the offices of the rights group Licadho, where they sought legal advice Friday.

Am Sam Ath, a Licadho investigator, named the two suspects as Cheab Socheat and his wife Chea Daly, and confirmed they were given legal advice.

“If they have not committed a crime, there is nothing for them to be scared of,” he said.

SRP spokesman Yim Sovann denied the party was involved in the distribution of the leaflets, but said that it was still willing to help the victims of unlawful accusations.

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