Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Officer to be questioned over online threat

Officer to be questioned over online threat

Officer to be questioned over online threat

A police official possibly connected to a Facebook death threat against deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha is scheduled to be questioned by National Police today.

Police are investigating the case after Interior Minister Sar Kheng last week received a letter from opposition spokesman Yim Sovann reporting that a Facebook user going by Pheng Vannak had posted a threat to shoot Sokha seven times, spokesman Kirt Chantharith said.

Chantharith declined to confirm that Vannak, a National Police officer, was summonsed for questioning, but Vannak told the Post police had asked him to come in and clarify the Facebook post.

Vannak denied making the threat, saying the allegations had already caused backlash.

“I have already prepared a clarification report to my superiors for the investigation,” Vannak said. “I did nothing wrong, [but] I worry for my safety. Someone threatened me and threw a stone at my car.”

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen

    Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages. [img] Chandeth spoke to The Post on Thursday,

  • South Korea’s Moon arrives in Kingdom for state visit

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in and his wife arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday at the start of a three-day state visit to Cambodia to strengthen ties and further the friendship between the two countries. After arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport in the

  • Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal

    Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from