A 22-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly cutting off the face of Prime Minister Hun Sen from a Cambodian People’s Party billboard in Tonle Basac commune in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, local media reported.
The man, identified as Sok Odom, 22, from Chbar Ampov district, was caught shortly after he cut off the photo of Hun Sen from the ruling party’s billboard, which was put up along the roadside, according to local media outlet Fresh News.
Tonle Bassac Commune Police Chief Sok Sam Uth said police from his commune and the district worked together to arrest Odom on Sunday afternoon, but he declined to elaborate, referring questions to district police instead.
“He has been sent to the district police,” Sam Uth said, adding that it was unlikely Odom would be released.
Khin San, Chamkarmon district police chief, and a police officer at the district police station declined to comment, claiming the man had not been seen at the police station yet.
Fresh News also reported that Odom’s urine tested positive for drugs.