The opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) said Mam Sonando, the head of Beehive FM, the
country's sole independent radio station, was arrested late on January 30. General
Khieu Sopheak of the Ministry of Interior could not confirm the arrest, but said
the government did want to question Sonando about a story Sopheak said Beehive carried
on January 28. That story was about the alleged killing of Cambodian Embassy officials
in Bangkok, an event that it later transpired had not taken place. The rumor contributed
to the rioting on January 29. SRP leader Sam Rainsy said: "Mam Sonando is a
scapegoat. He should not be arrested, because he did not incite [people]."