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South Korean ambassador Suth Dina speaks at an event last year. Facebook
South Korean ambassador Suth Dina speaks at an event last year. Facebook

Suth Dina expected to appear in court today

The parents of Cambodia’s ambassador to South Korea, Suth Dina, yesterday made a public appeal to Prime Minister Hun Sen, as their son, who is accused of corruption, prepared to spend his third night in custody ahead of a likely court appearance this morning.

Dina was taken into custody on Monday by the Anti-Corruption Unit, whose president, Om Yentieng, says the body has been probing a raft of complaints against the envoy.

In a video posted to Facebook yesterday, the ambassador’s father, Suth Pengkun, and mother, Young Chhiv Eng, plead with the prime minister to release their son.

“I do not believe my son had committed corruption,” Chhiv Eng says through tears.

Dina’s scheduled court appearance yesterday was moved to 8am this morning following a request by the prosecutor, Yentieng told local media. Yentieng could not be reached for comment as of press time.

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Don Rennie's picture

Dear Dara,

The request by Dina's parents to the PM is ridiculous and childish I can hear the boohoos.

And any intervention by any government official would again verify the corrupt nature and non-independence of the judiciary.

The adult people of Cambodia should learn to grow up and be held accountable for their actions.

DR

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