Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kem Sokha ‘followed’, CNRP says

Kem Sokha ‘followed’, CNRP says

Kem Sokha ‘followed’, CNRP says

The opposition will file a complaint to the Interior Ministry today calling for an investigation after deputy president Kem Sokha was allegedly stalked by a group of five men on motorbikes.

“We do not know whether it is the government’s threat or another group ... but we will inform Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng to take action and find out what the purposes of those people are,” Cambodia National Rescue Party spokesman Yem Ponharith said.

Ponharith said Sokha was followed throughout the day on Friday “wherever he went, and even when he stopped his car”, adding that they viewed it a “political threat”.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak said they would investigate if there was a complaint, but said claiming it might be the government was highly irresponsible.

“His message is to heat up the atmosphere, not to cool it down,” he said. “What advantage would there be if the government or ministry followed him?”

MOST VIEWED

  • Stock photo agencies cash in on Khmer Rouge tragedy
    Stock-photo companies selling images from S-21 raises ethics concerns

    A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame. The woman was the wife of a Khmer Rouge officer who fell out of favour, and

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Prime Minister: Take back islands from inactive developers

    The government will “take back” land on roughly 30 islands from private companies that have not made progress on planned developments, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech on Monday that also targeted land-grabbing villagers and idle provincial governors. Speaking at the inauguration of the

  • Land on capital’s riverfront is opened up for investment

    The government has signed off on a proposal to designate more than 9 hectares of land along Phnom Penh’s riverfront as state-private land, opening it up for private investment or long-term leasing. The 9.25-hectare stretch of riverfront from the capital’s Night Market to the