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Man questioned over Facebook slurs on PM, vaccination committee

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A man was arrested on July 27 in Svay Pat village of Rovieng district’s Romdoh commune for allegedly posting on Facebook criticism of the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen. FACEBOOK

Man questioned over Facebook slurs on PM, vaccination committee

Preah Vihear provincial police on July 27 questioned a man after arresting him in Svay Pat village of Rovieng district’s Romdoh commune for allegedly posting on Facebook criticism of the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Provincial deputy police chief Seng Phally told The Post on July 28 that the man had been in police custody for two days.

A provincial police officer who asked not to be named said on July 28 that the 32-year-old suspect, who originally hailed from Siem Reap province, resided in Boeung Preav commune’s Boeung Preav village of Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district.

He used a Facebook account named “Slab Paka Tevoreach” to criticise the prime minister before escaping to Preah Vihear province.

“Specialists were questioning him, but I do not know if further action will be taken,” he said.

He continued that after fleeing to Preah Vihear provinces, he asked a house owner named Mom Korn to stay for two days in the village. He was later arrested there along with a mobile phone and other items.

Chea Sopheap, head of minor crime bureau in Koh Kong province, confirmed on July 28 that the suspect lived in Sre Ambel district and that police there had yet to receive information about the arrest.

The suspect, he said, had posted video clips and messages critical of the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Covid-19 vaccination process.

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