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Unionist screens ‘illegal’ film

Unionist screens ‘illegal’ film

THE Cambodian Confederation of Unions held the Kingdom’s first scheduled screening of the controversial documentary Who Killed Chea Vichea? at its office yesterday, after a public screening planned for Wednesday was stymied by municipal officials.

The  film, which explores the 2004 murder of former Free Trade Union leader Chea Vichea, has attracted controversy since its release in 2009 because of its suggestions that senior police officials may have been involved in the killing.

Rong Chhun, the CCU’s head, told reporters yesterday that the film shed light on who was responsible for Chea Vichea’s murder.

“We can conclude that this murder involved officials in the government,” Rong Chhun said.

Khieu Sopheak, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, dismissed the allegation against the police, saying Rong Chhun should be held responsible for any accusations he makes.

“Mr Rong Chhun likes to make trouble. What he is prohibited from doing he tries to do,” he said. He also urged him to submit the film, which officials say was “illegally” produced, to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts so they can investigate its contents.

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