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Beaten lawmaker is summonsed

Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Kong Sakphea, who represents Svay Rieng province, is helped into a medical clinic after he was attacked by protesters at the National Assembly in October 2015.
Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Kong Sakphea, who represents Svay Rieng province, is helped into a medical clinic after he was attacked by protesters at the National Assembly in October 2015. Heng Chivoan

Beaten lawmaker is summonsed

Opposition lawmaker Kong Saphea – one of the two parliamentarians brutally beaten by anti-CNRP protesters outside of the National Assembly last year – has been summonsed to appear for questioning over a complaint regarding property stolen from him during the attack.

According to the summons, dated March 9 and signed by deputy municipal police chief Sok Ly, Saphea is to “come to the central penal bureau of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police on 16 March to clarify his complaint over the loss of property in the violence on 26 October, with relevant documents”.

Saphea’s lawyer, Sam Sokong, said yesterday that they hadn’t decided whether Saphea would appear in person or send his attorney.

“We had filed the complaint to the police because he had lost his property during the violence, [and] in order prevent people from using it commit any wrongdoing and to find justice and compensation for him,” Sokong said.

Saphea’s complaint, dated November 11, states that the lawmaker lost “$500, a Sokimex card with 200 litres [of gas] . . . an iPhone 6-plus and other important documents”.

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